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Bought a 01 m5 two months ago and it has been sitting in the garage ever since. Took it out today for the first time, put about 25 miles on it and the service engine soon light comes on. Just changed the oil and removed all the wheels for inspection but that is it. Didnt even have the fuel door open. Any thoughts . Thanks
 

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thats what I was kind of thinking but thought maybe someone could possibly reveal something stupid that I may have missed. Thanks. Where do I get a Peake reader and is it a worth while tool to have cause this car is not going to the dealership.
 

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Use the search function here with 'Peake' or google it...you will find out where to buy one.

Benefit is that it will give you the "BMW Specific" interpretations for the OBDC codes...you can also pull codes with any old reader, but the peake is more diagnostic.

Some things are bigger deals than others. There could be 100 things that turn on the CEL light. Don't bother trying to discern what it is (unless you have other symptoms). Pull the codes, report back

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Vanos pretty serious?

Use the GOD FORSAKEN Search feature. Every time I have a question, I spend hours searching because no matter what you are dealing with, it has been dealt with hundreds of times by several people.

No offense, but everyone would like to post a question about their "new-to-them" car, but thats not fair to people who have been searching and spending hours just so they dont waste other people's time.
 

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I'll throw down 2$ saying it's engine related. Any takers?

OP: How many miles on the car? Any other symptoms to go with the cel? To buy a Peake code reader: google is your friend. On this forum: Search is your friend. Use search; you won't sound like a newb, and people will most likely not skip over your future posts.

Congrats on getting an M5. We hope you enjoy the hell out of it and post many pics of your road trips. (all pics must include the car somewhere in the frame)
 
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