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Left gas cap off, next day engine sputters, service engine soon light


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rlee_LosAngeles
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Jun 12, 2018, 8:21 PM

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2006 BMW 325i
E90
3.0 L N52 engine
92000 miles

Hello,

I briefly left my gas cap off after refueling. The gas cap was only off for about 20 minutes while I drove home. Two days later, my car sputtered at start-up and shook. About 2 minutes later, the "service engine soon" light came on.

I've done very minor repair work on my car myself (e.g. replacing light bulbs), and I imagine this problem will be way beyond my capabilities. Is there anything I can do before calling the mechanic in the morning?

The gas cap is is pretty new, in good repair, and was replaced about a year ago.

Thanks so much.


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Jun 13, 2018, 4:44 AM

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Have the codes read and post the numbers here. If you have an Autozone in the area, they will read them for free.



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