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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:22 PM
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i have a 95 325i sedan 5spd . my e36 failed emissions test and i can smell raw fuel but theres no leak anywhere anybody ever experience that?? it is laggy on take off but plugs and coils are good any suggestions?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:32 PM
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What were the readings?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=7015609

Also sounds like a air leak. Check all the hoses under the hood.
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You might have a leak into the back seats.
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Sometimes an exhaust leak can smell lile unspent fuel.
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