Hey males -- just turned on mine E46 330i this morning and it wasn't running well. It looks to be in limp setting (won't go over 45) and the throttle is inconsistent.

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Unfortunately, the nearest BMW dealership is 4 hours far and every one of the significant car fix shops in city refuse to work on BMW's (seriously, I've tried.)

The weather about here turned very cold very quickly and also I'm wondering if it contributed to whatever caused the issue.

I assumed I'd asking you males what would reason the EML light to come on, and if there's a quick fix that doesn't require tearing apart the engine bay. Any kind of thoughts would certainly be appreciated!

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· 8y
2004 e46 M3
I had actually the same problem (EML+limp mode), particularly in the cold. My concern was a TPS (throttle place sensor). As soon as it would go, I would pull over, closeup of the door the automobile off, and wait for 10-20 seconds before turning it ago on and continuing top top my means (the EML would certainly go away). I changed the TPS above my oil filter and that solved the issue. Check around on e46-related forums because they'd have much more information on the issue, together I'm not certain what the difference in between my TPS and yours might be.


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Op · 8y

Thanks because that the suggestion! I've been digging around the court to view if I can find anything -- looks choose there room 2 or 3 throttle sensors that can contribute to the problem.


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· 8y
E92 M3 ZCP
tstat?


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E46 BMW M3, Supra 6sp

a bad relay to the ECU will additionally trigger this, yet you'll know due to the fact that your car won't start.I, too, had a TPS sensor go the end (the one in front, next to oil filter) and it to be a quick/painless fix. Best of luck


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· 8y

Throttle body. Or the wiring to it. I think there was a bulletin a while earlier on the exploit to the throttle body.


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· 8y
E38 740i Projekt, E39 540iT, E32 740il, E39 530i, E28 535is/5

I recognize this is going come seem prefer a harsh truth thing, yet why on earth would you own a BMW without having someone closer than four hours far if you need help? BMW's, as reliable as they deserve to be, room not the sort of vehicle you desire to own given your situation. Because the SES and also EML lights are on, and the limp setting that girlfriend described likewise exists, you can be looking in ~ a infection issue.

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2003 E46|2015 i3

In pretty certain if it was a transmission concern it would light up the cog


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