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Please help interpreting codes
Hello and Happy New Year to all.
Here is the problem.
I was driving down the autobahn, at about 130 mph with a car full of people when I lost loads of power (with my foot full on the gas pedal the car decelerated to below 4k RPM) and the SES light came on.
Luckily it happened at my exit, so I slow down come down the off ramp and stop at the traffic lights. While waiting for the TL to turn green the SES light went out again (it was on less than 2 mins)
The remainder of the drive home (15 -20 miles) was fine. Being new year's day I had to wait till today to take the M5 to the dealers to get the codes read (as I don't have a peake reader)
(Earlier that day I filled up the car with v-power 100ron petrol. I normally use 98 but have used v-power before with no problems. Just adding this info as it was the only different event for the car in a while)
The codes I got were "CB (203)", "51 (081)" and "AA (170)
With my limited German and the technicians limited English the explanation wasn't great of what all the codes meant.
He put a star next to the "AA (170)" and said this was the important one. He pointed to two parts on the engine and said he needed to change them (costing 100 Euro). He couldn't explain what the were in English and I don't know what they are so for the sake of this post I have pointed them out in the attached picture.
Could someone here please help me to understand what went wrong with the car, what the parts are that need to be changed and what other rectification needs to be done.
Thank you all.
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