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    1997 528i Check Engine Light and Other

    Guys, I'm new to the e39 forum and was a huge fan of the e34 group. My new car has 138K on the clock and the "check engine light comes on...and then off....and now on for a while. I also have a new "sound" on startup from the engine bay. It sounds like someone is vacuuming for 30 seconds. Lastly the car will stumble now and again. I run premium and did a gas treatment a week ago. No improvement.

    I'm wondering if there is an issue with spark or coil, or oxy sensor. Like I said, I'm brand new to these cars and a little lost. Any help is appreciated.
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    Sounds like you have a vacuum leak under the hood. Check closely for small cracks in all the hoses under the hood, especially those coming out of the airbox.
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    Take it to one of the car parts stores that does free scans. Get the P code and post it here if you don't know what it means.
    That will point you in the correct location.
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