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Warning lights came on the dash engine shut down. the oil level is fine and also the water level is ok . we fueld up at a servo larst week and the fuel might hve had water in it could that be the problem.

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Hi Jacque,
Is your vehicle diesel or petrol? It sounds to me as though the problem would be something else and in the question of petrol powered, I haven't heard of any petrol powered vehicles having a sediment trap. In the case of diesel, there should be a sediment trap but that should just illuminate a warning light to alert you to check the filter.
Take the vehicle and have a scan carried out....That will tell you what actually caused the problem and maybe stop you being stranded miles from anywhere.
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You need to have an OBII scan (fault scan) there's many things that can trigger dash lights. Have BMW or a good competent shop look at it for you. Water in fuel won't shut down car abruptly unless it's gallons of water.

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