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Thrills 12-26-2012 01:27 PM

Car will not accelerate
After having some work done to my e38 it will not pick up speed and accelerate. I'm wondering if it was old gas that made the catalytic converter go bad. I would appreciate any and all advice.

GroupBquattro 12-26-2012 02:40 PM

When the converter goes bad it blocks exhaust gases. Go by the exhaust pipe and feel the pressure, if you don't feel anything or not much coming out then it's clogged. If the flow is powerful, then it's time for reading the codes

setconstr 12-26-2012 03:13 PM

What was the work you had done ?

chrisn7 12-27-2012 11:01 AM

If the car was ok before the work was done, then something has almost cerainly been disturbed, or not re-connected, electrical or not. Check this out before assuming something else is at fault.

Thrills 12-27-2012 02:18 PM

I had the blower motor replaced. And the car sat idle for 2 months. Thus my thoughts about the converter. I just want to get it back on the road again.

E36 Phantom 12-27-2012 03:26 PM

That wouldn't have anything to do with it. Gas in a tank will still be fine after 2 months and certainly not enough to clog your cat.

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chrisn7 12-27-2012 04:46 PM

The blower motor is a very big job requiring a lot of dismantling-there's a speeded up youtube vid of it somewhere. Something has been missed

BMWFatherFigure 12-28-2012 08:40 AM

I guess a plug half out or similar in the area the work was done. No easy way to find it that I know - sorry..

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