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I just bought a 2001 BMW Z8. I had it checked out and serviced by my local BMW dealer (all fluids changed; drive belts; complete diagnostic; etc.). The car checked out A+ condition by the dealer. I've driven less than 20 miles since getting the car. The "Service Engine Light" has come on and when I accelerate hard in any gear the engine nearly cuts out. Obviously, I intend to get it back to the dealer, but wanted to hear from some on-line experts to get other opinions. Please advise. Thanks, John Lee

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  • jwl2nd Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks...... I appreciate the advise and quick response. I'm heading in to the dealer shortly to address the problem. You assessment of the problem makes sense.

    John Lee



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With all the work you had performed to get "her" up to A+, I suspect a minor problem became amplified. Could be anything from a MAF sensor to an 02 sensor. The "service" light and engine cutting out sounds like it went into "Limp" mode to prevent doing any damage, BMW have alot of redundant systems for protection. Your dealer will stand behind the work they did and should easily take care of your issues. While there; Ask them if there are any "open campaigns" on your car

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