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Old 01-02-2015, 05:42 PM
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After clearing the DME?

After clearing the DME how many miles do I need to drive before it is filled with data again to go for an emissions test? I had a misfire in cylinder number five and I was going for the omissions test so I cleared the data but only put about 20 miles on the car and they rejected me at the test facility for not enough data in the DME. Since then I have replaced all the plugs and the back three coil packs.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:04 PM
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You have to complete a "drive cycle" so that all of the systems are in the proper state. It could take up to 100 miles (or more sometimes). Google "drive cycle" bmw, there's a couple of good references which suggest how to complete it rapidly (one claims in 20 minutes or so of driving). I have no idea if it will work, but people claim it does.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:20 PM
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I put a PDF copy of the FTP drive cycle procedure in this thread, post #7.

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