Oxygen sensors? Help! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Car:
Posts: 1
Photos:
larsenbh is on a distinguished road
Oxygen sensors? Help!

Hello there,

I have a 92 325i that runs really sluggish. The engine sounds like it's doing very well mechanically, but it holds back and has small explosions in the exhaust. If I only press the gas pedal slowly, it will be fine, but once I floor it it sounds very sick.. I bought the scan tool from Bavarian and it says oxygen sensor (code 46). I replaced the oxygen sensor yesterday (took me forever because it was stuck - any tricks on how to replace this easier are apreciated) and it didnt help at all. However, it makes sense that it is the oxygen sensors, because sometimes it will be fine for the first 10 seconds or so after I start it and according to the Bentley book, the oxygen sensors aren't active until the engine is warm. I also checked the oxygen sensor heater relay, and it's fine. Where do I go from here?
larsenbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-18-2006, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
paco1076's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Frederick, MD
Car: 1997 BMW M3
Posts: 130
Photos:
paco1076 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to paco1076
Have you ever changed the cat. converter? Those get clogged over time and won't run right. When you press on the gas, does it sound like it wants to run, but doesn't get up and go? Sounds like someone put a banana in your tail pipe?
Or does it just run rough?
__________________
1997 E36 M3 - running stocker style right now...
paco1076 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
LOS
4th Gear Member
 
LOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: L.A Calif.
Car: 97 540IA, 95 840CI
Posts: 863
Photos:
LOS is an unknown quantity at this point
Try hitting the cat. and if you hear a rattle then it's time to replace them.

Bavauto has a tool (socket) to ease replacing the sensor for abot $19.
Also, I have heard some small autopart stores will let you borrow it!!

LOS
LOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 528i 'oxygen sensor adaptation limit' sreitshamer 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 02-14-2012 05:15 PM
Oxygen Sensor DatBxE36 3-Series (E36) 8 07-13-2006 04:50 PM
Need Help With Oxygen Sensor Part superdeadman 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 06-13-2005 08:10 PM
Location Of O2 Sensors J.Bassler 3-Series (E36) 7 02-04-2005 02:12 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.