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post #1 of 6 Old 21st April 2014, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Peake Reader Help in Seattle Area

Hi all, I'm a new E39 M5 owner, and on the drive home, the Service Engine Soon light came on. I'm wondering if someone in the greater Seattle area has a Peake Reader that can help me pull the code(s) and diagnose and see what is going on in the next day or two? The car seemed to drive just fine, so I can travel to you. I will be ordering a Peake Reader soon myself, but I'm not sure if the fault that caused the SES light will prevent the car from passing emissions and prevent registration in the meantime. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 Old 22nd April 2014, 07:20 PM
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Generally a "check engine" light is an automatic fail at an emission testing station...regardless if the car still passes emissions or not. I've got a Peake w/ the adapter cable for the newer cars, but I'm all the way up in Bellingham. Not a very efficient use of time or fuel unfortunately. Hopefully someone closer can help you out. But if you happen to be up north, feel free to give me a shout.

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i have a BAVAUTO scan tool as well as an obd2 laptop tool.
I can certainly reset and pull codes for you if you want.
I'm in the Kent/Auburn area most days

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I found a guy with a Peake Reader in Seattle. Thanks for your offers Sherb and devinwwu. I got the codes 91, AF and 0C. I cleared the codes and the SES light and drove the car for a few miles and it hasn't come on since. I'll drive the car again to work tomorrow to see if the codes come back. But by clearing the codes and if they don't return, would the computer now go into "not ready" mode, requiring me to drive several hundred miles, or can I take it to emissions testing?
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You need to have a few different cycles on the history before it will register on the emissions machine.

I have had some lucky times where I let them run the first test and if they say incomplete, I mention that I just completed work on the car and need to get it registered.

Depending on the attendant they may run the old school "sniff" test with the probes and ignore the obd system.


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Typically after 100 miles I had more than enough data.
2-3 days normal varied driving should be sufficient.


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