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Deed 11-12-2004 12:42 PM

Failed Emissions Test
 
I took my 1987 325 for the emissions test in Toronto. My NO ppm was double the permitted and the CO % was very close. I'm gessing it's the catalytic converter (and so is Charlie - he oughta know).
I don't want to spend a bundle on OEM. Any recos at to aftermarket or used catalytic converters? Anyone?

(it's a stock 1987 325, 4 door, 2.7L).

Eurostyle 11-12-2004 01:18 PM

I should have some, tell Charlie to call me...

Deed 11-12-2004 07:51 PM

Thanks - are you talking used or aftermarket new (I assume the latter)?THanks!

Lee in Ottawa 11-12-2004 08:25 PM

Good call man 99% sure its the cat. I've done thousands of e-tests and when nox is really high chances are its the cat. Good luck on the retest.

Lennon 11-12-2004 09:02 PM

Is there a limit to how many times you do the test and fail... before they just pass you?

BMW BMXer 11-13-2004 12:09 AM

You can get a conditional pass if you don't wanna sell.

Jordan 11-13-2004 02:24 AM

http://www.crc.co.nz/item_prod.asp?pid=573

Eurostyle 11-13-2004 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan

You are joking right!?
You believe in that BS...All the "Guaranteed or your money back" products have small print that sais your car must be in "good mechanica order" for the guarantee to be valide...If his O2 sensor is gone, or the car never had a tune up in the last 5 years i dont think any "miracle" product will make it pass...

oldskool3 11-14-2004 02:28 AM

That stuff will only work for cars with no mechanical problems a finished cat being one of them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lennon
Is there a limit to how many times you do the test and fail... before they just pass you?


Like BMW BMXer said if you are willing to pay i think $200 or more to an acredited facility u can get a conditional pass.

Eurostyle 11-14-2004 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldskool3
That stuff will only work for cars with no mechanical problems a finished cat being one of them.




Like BMW BMXer said if you are willing to pay i think $200 or more to an acredited facility u can get a conditional pass.


Its up to $400 now..

MR 325 11-14-2004 07:05 PM

Go to an exhaust shop and get a new cat, hell, you could even get a high flow.

Problem solved.

Eurostyle 11-15-2004 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR 325
Go to an exhaust shop and get a new cat, hell, you could even get a high flow.

Problem solved.


May not be that easy; i have seen cars pass E-test with hallow cats (so no cat at all) but also cars with perfect cats and fresh tune up fail because of a bad O2 sensor...This happened to one of my own E30's i had years ago, so he must identify the problem first, before looking for a solution...

Slowered318 11-15-2004 03:49 AM

just get a dirty emissions done. goes strait to the licence office anyways you don't even need to show anyone a print out or receipt

if that doesn't work put bleach in with the oil.. always does the trick :)



^^^ by the way don't try this at home. it's a joke!

everlast 11-15-2004 04:54 AM

WTF? Dude. Seriously. Bleach? To quote Jordan.. that is ghetto. :)

Get a cat, shit, I bought two for my 540 for under $200. Hottexhaust.com have lots, they're in the GTA.

everlast 11-15-2004 04:55 AM

Oh.. the guarenteed to pass stuff: it actually states on the back that your catalytic system must be in proper working order for the guarentee to be valid. Hehe. Its really just another injector cleaner.


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