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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So my e39 been sitting for the past five months. I’m due for smog and I’m wondering if you guys can give me some tips on what to do to pass. I’ve been driving it on the freeway for the past couple of days. all together I’ve put 250 miles in her.
  2. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    1994 325is with only 130,000 miles. Fails California smog test at idle for HC emissions. HC at high rpm is just fine. Oil was changed ~500 miles ago and have run a bottle of Cataclean through the tank. Only use premium gas. Took her in hot and it failed.... Car drives well. MPG is around...
  3. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Tried to do smog check today and I was told by technicians that my car would fail smog check because car battery died and I have not driven enough miles since then. They were not able to advise me how much more miles exactly I would need to drive, but they said around 500 or in some cases even...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    What is your state law on buyer or seller responsibility for SES/CEL & smog tests? Edit: Change the question, as per E36_phantom in post #2 below, to more about the seller's specific legal responsibility. Edit: Further generalized the question, as per Edjacks' comments in post #3 to cover both...
  5. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello community, My BMW is now up for a DMV Smog Test inspection for sticker renewal. Can anyone recommend a good test station in LA area? :dunno: Thanks!
  6. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    My 1991 325iC with 201K miles on it failed the smog check. I had done the following beforehand: - replaced spark plugs - replaced air filter - replace fuel filter - refurbished the fuel injectors (taking them out and having them cleaned) beforehand. - Ran Guaranteed to Pass for one tank The...
  7. 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    I've been working on this 740il to pass the smog check. Smog technician said it was running rich on fuel. After 4 failed tests I got two catalytic converters installed,and Passed the smog check. About 5 minutes later the exhaust starts making these loud popping noises (misfire?), and smelling...
  8. E24 (1976 - 1989)
    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum. I'm having trouble getting my '86 635CSi (manual) to pass smog here in California. I bought it at 100k miles, now has 202k. Been off the road for 5 years. Starting with my initial smog check, I have had trouble passing the low speed test, but have squeezed past...
  9. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Ok I'm a newbie and not mechanic saavy, I have a bmw Z4 2.5, 2004, 70,000 miles. I had a small leak in the radiator expansion tank, I bought a new tank from Tischer bmw and my car guy changed it as well as a new upper radiator hose yesterday. I went and had a smog check this morning to be...
  10. California
    California Smog Check Assistance Program If you meet certain requirements you can get up to $500 from the State of California to repair your emission control equipment: http://www.autorepair.ca.gov/80_BARR...sist_FAQs.html http://www.autorepair.ca.gov/80_BARR...ms/CAP_App.pdf
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My 2001 330ci DSC won't turn off. I can't get my smog check without being able to turn the traction control off. Anyone know what to do about this? Could it be a fuse? Or is it something that is going to cost me a fortune? Is there any way to smog test a car without having to go on the rolling...
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