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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 04-14-2014, 11:07 PM
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Stomp Test problem

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i converted my car to obd1 in jan. decided to do a stomp test yesterday but it would not work????? is it because i converted to obd1?
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:04 PM
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i converted my car to obd1 in jan. decided to do a stomp test yesterday but it would not work????? is it because i converted to obd1?
Not it works fine on OBD1 converted cars, assuming you have a OBD1 ECU (413 red or silver label it will work).

The drivers door has to be shut for it to work. Keep trying
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:32 PM
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it can take forever to work....
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:19 PM
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The drivers door has to be shut for it to work. Keep trying
Huh? What? Seriously? I've done the stomp test dozens of times with the door open.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:54 PM
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hmmm interesting ill try it with the door closed then and see if it works and yes i have an 413 red label ecu
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:02 PM
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my car is euro does that matter?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:44 PM
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Stupid question.............what exactly is a stomp test?
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It's a way of accessing the stored trouble codes in the ECU in OBD1 BMWs.

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Old 04-19-2014, 10:12 AM
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Huh? What? Seriously? I've done the stomp test dozens of times with the door open.
I couldn't get it to work until I closed my door. Then it worked and I've only ever done it since then with my door closed. Maybe it was just a coincidence
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And that's just the E36's that aren't for parts.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:11 PM
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I'm not always a big fan of the stomp test. I used it last week for 5 straight minutes trying to figure out what was wrong with my neighbor's cat. I never did get anything useful out of it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:56 AM
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That s weird ...I have always done the test with the door open...always works...

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:35 AM
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well i tried again and nothing, i heard euro e36 cant do this?? or my tps isnt working properly.
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If your throttle cable adjustment isn't allowing the TPS to reach the full throttle position, then the fault code display won't be activated. To check this have someone press the accelerator pedal to the floor while you check at the throttle body to see if it is reaching the fully open position.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:57 PM
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ok ill try that today
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:33 AM
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ok ill try that today
Oh man, don't make me want to come to one of my favorite countries since Roman times, and help you with your wonderful car there.

But seriously my good friend, you should try and get this tool as soon as you can:

http://peakeresearch.com/
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