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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Aug-03-2013, 06:50:08 PM   #31
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And even with simulator you need to go through drivecycle.

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Old Mon, Aug-05-2013, 06:50:45 PM   #32
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Re-read what I said; I said OBD2 simulator, NOT 02 simulator :p

And OBD2 simulator simulates all 13 parameters that the emission facility checks for. You don't have to run through any cycles because they're not plugging into your actual OBD2 port; just the one on the device.

And now I am wondering why I have been so closed-minded. Thx for suggestion!

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Old Wed, Jun-10-2015, 01:02:49 AM   #33
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Does anyone know if you can stop briefly between evaluations? I don't think I can find enough road to safely complete the test without stoping at some point.
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^ No, not really. I had to pass through a couple traffic lights before getting on the highway but was able to complete the test successfully once. If it's not too far a ride for you, go out to Ocean Pkwy, perfect location to do such a test. Or let the car sit for a few minutes just before getting onto a nearby pkwy very early in the morning or very late at night where traffic is at it's minimal.
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Thanks for the tip cntrvrsy.

Is there anyway around this or is this my only option?
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Old Thu, Jun-01-2017, 03:26:04 PM   #36
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Bumping an old thread to find an answer. I failed CT emissions as I had changed batteries and need to complete the drive cycle as noted in the thread as my emissions (o2, cat, etc) are in not ready state. My question is: how do I know when (or if) I completed the cycle successfully?
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Do you have an obd2 scanner? You can plug it up to determine if your monitors are ready prior to visiting the smog station again.
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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 02:30:18 PM   #38
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120 miles and 3 drice cycles later...o2 sensors and cat still not ready. I've done the drive cycles under 3k rpm and under 60mph as I've read and nothing still. Wicked frustrating. I've been using OBDLink to check. At this poont do I rent a damn dyno to do the cycle at 100% accuracy?
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120 miles might not be enough.I would suggest you daily drive the car if you don't already.after I had work done to my car it took a couple of weeks of daily driving to get them all ready.
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120 miles might not be enough.I would suggest you daily drive the car if you don't already.after I had work done to my car it took a couple of weeks of daily driving to get them all ready.
Thanks for the reply. It's my weekend/fun car so I don't drive it much. I like to not associate the car with work and traffic but may need to for a few weeks.

Any other suggestions? I can't belive nothing out there to put them in ready status without all of this.

Edit: should mention I've driven about 200 miles since doing work that involved disconnecting the battery.
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