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I just purchased a 1996 Nissan Maxima with over 200,000 miles on it. I had the oil flushed and changed. Now my Check Engine Light has come on. I have a road trip of several hundred miles planned in the next week. Can I let this slide until I get back or does the light relate to something that should be resolved before I go?

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200k miles is a lot of miles. Is it smoking? If so, it could indicate a worn out engine. If the Check Engine light goes on, as a rule, I always recommend that the code be read to get a clue as to what is wrong.

I think you should resolve the problem before you go, if possible.
But, it's up to you.

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