the car was barely moving though given full throttle; the EML light came on. When we added a quart of oil and a pint of water, the car began behaving normally and the EML light went off
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2000 BMW 323i Question: what would cause the eml light to come on, when the car will barely move?
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG November 09, 2013, 15:20Master
That means the emergency light. When 1 or more of the potentiometers fail the light will illuminate and the MDK Motor Driven Throttle Valve will deactivate, putting you in a reduced power mode. Have your system tested for faults before it leaves you stuck on the freeway.