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There I was...just tooling down the road. One mile from my exit, cruising, no rush. Check Engine Light came on and flashed and kept flashing until I could safely get off the road, I could feel the engine falter but no loud noises. After turning off the engine, I have not tried to restart as of yet. I'm waiting to get a reader for the codes. I wish I had them for you. I replaced spark plugs and MAF at 90k but the coil packs are the ones that came with the car when I got it in 2005 at 47K miles as well as the oxygen sensors. While I was waiting for the tow truck driver to arrive, I did a cursory look over the engine and where I could see and feel, I couldn't see any vacuum lines misplaced or other signs of visual distress (as if) but the Y-tube wasn't solidly connected to the air/oil separator. There did not appear to be any signs of oil or sludge from the Y-tube or the air/oil separator. I don't think it would trigger a flashing CEL, but I know a loose gas cap can trigger a solid CEL. I'm leaning towards a coil pack failure as opposed to oxygen sensors. It's my opinion only that if an oxygen sensor was beginning to fail, I would have only a solid CEL rather than a Flashing CEL. Maybe the Y-tube and air/oil separator lost their connection enough to trigger the event, but something tells me that's wishful thinking. To get to my question, now that you read the details (thanks) I hope I didn't damage the engine/catalytic converters from the time it came on to the time it took me to safely get off the road, but in any event, would the weight of the flashing CEL be towards a failed coil pack or an oxygen sensor? I realize there maybe other factors, but I'm curious to hear your opinions from experience to assist me in evaluating the problem. Thanks in gratitude David