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    Service engine soon

    Hi,Recently noticed that 'Service Engine soon' yellow words appeared on my Z8 - my fuel got fairly low so could it be that some contamination got in and it misfired? Can this be assessed using those OBD tools? Anyone had the same issue show up?Thanks!Patrick

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    Patrick,You can go to any Autozone or Advance Auto and they will do an OBDII scan for free. It could be any of a number of things, best thing to do is get the scan and then go online with the fault code and narrow down the possible issues.Bill

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    So the light first came on when I let the fuel run low - it was down to the line. However, it went off when I filled it yesterday. Is this something anyone has experienced? Could it just have been bad fuel causing some engine mis-firings or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    Could it just have been bad fuel causing some engine mis-firings or something?
    Sounds like a reasonable hypothesis. It's great to read that you are out enjoying your Z8 on the road.
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Could it be the old “lose gas cap sent me into limp-home mode”? I think maybe... since it happened right after getting gas.

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