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john88
06-30-2010, 12:47 PM
I haven't been drive my 1995 318ti for about a year the emissions inspection failed, the "NO ppm" limit is 435, my car is 824 almost 1x the limit, the other HC ppm and CO% are in good shape. Can anyone advise what can i do to fix the problem?

Thanks!

xs-life
07-01-2010, 11:18 PM
if you were to replace the caytlitic converters that would definately be a pass.
if you talk to the emissions inspector, make sure he has the fan on it, ask him if he would run it in 2nd gear if automatic or if standard you can ask him to warm it right up before he runs it.
NO ppm is caused by high combustion temperatures and can actually be lowered by heating up the cat...

john88
07-02-2010, 02:40 AM
thank you for the reply! do you know any better shop to do the test?

Thanks!

poolays
07-04-2010, 02:53 AM
try firestone on dufferin st. i work there, ill run it right..

JvzwetE36325
07-20-2010, 08:47 PM
Results? Apparently Sea Foam can help in gas to. Says right on the bottle that it helps pass e-test

iverson03tj
07-21-2010, 06:37 PM
I used seafoam... put 3/4 of the bottle with half a tank of 91.... then topped of my tank with 94 and i still failed...:(

simplycars
07-21-2010, 06:49 PM
seafoam works but gas level has to be less than 1/4 tank

Dr. Flyview
07-27-2010, 09:53 AM
Is seafoam ok for BMW engines?? I was under the impression many look down upon it.

john88
07-27-2010, 11:25 AM
Is seafoam ok for BMW engines?? I was under the impression many look down upon it.

I cannot tell you yet! My plan is fill with couple tank of Shell 91 and run it on the highway few trip a week for 2 months before have the second test done.

iverson03tj
07-27-2010, 06:48 PM
Well Sea foam is good, but i wouldnt put more than 1/4 of it into the engine... because for our old engines, sometimes its actually the gunk that builds up inside that actually helps the engine, by filling in the small gaps and keeping the varies compartments from leaking.... btw... this is was something that a hotrod guy on the Speed network said.... so unno...

But seafoam is good for everything else, like the fuel line... i just bought a fuel filter and next sunday imma put a whole can of it into the vacum line and the the fuel tank to make sure it all in order :)

propr'one
07-27-2010, 08:10 PM
dont use seafoam, use methyl hydrate.

sloveniaboy
07-28-2010, 11:36 AM
dont use seafoam, use methyl hydrate.

*th-up*
this coupled with high octane and a stint on the higway before I went in for my tests always got my beaters to pass.

iverson03tj
07-28-2010, 12:26 PM
*th-up*
this coupled with high octane and a stint on the higway before I went in for my tests always got my beaters to pass.

Is that like really garrenteeed to pass????..... and whats the mix i gotta do, like a can of it with 1/4 tank of 94 good?

sloveniaboy
07-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Is that like really garrenteeed to pass????..... and whats the mix i gotta do, like a can of it with 1/4 tank of 94 good?

I would hesitate to guarantee anything but it never failed me...so if it doesn't help you, plz don't point any fingers

buy a 4L jug of methyl hydrate from can tire, go to petro canada on empty, empty contents of methyl in gas tank, fill tank up with 94.....

before you go 4 emissions, run car hard on the highway, get exhaust temps up, then have the emissions shop arranged to take you in immediately when you arrive so the car doesn't sit