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Old 03-07-2005, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im getting this like random sulfer smell coming from my exhaust,

ive heard this is from cat converters, but no clue

it's a 94 325is auto

98k miles?

Im guessing if it is cat converter, is there anything I can do to clean it out, that doesnt involve, like replacing it with a new one, I am low as heck on $$$
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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u can try buying some cat cleaner, from a auto parts store..

i did.. and it actually improved my gas mileage!
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What is a good brand? and how do you use it? and does it improve power any if my cat is really bad?
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i dunno what brand it was.. but i paid 8 bucks for a bottle!
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sweet, do you think it'll improve power any?
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The sulphur smell can be due to your AFM having some problem. Are you also having eratic idling speed. This are some of the sign that the AFM is jammed up.
You can service your AFM if you are the DIY type.

I have this similar problem before and I found that the vane of the AFM was struck in the fully opened position.
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catalysts can't be re-energized to my knlowedge, but they can be cleaned. Apparently that's what that catalyc convert cleaner tries to do.

I would feel better buying a new cat than trying to nurse extra miles out of it. The world is polluted enough ya know?
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Originally posted by jarance@Mar 14 2005, 06:51 PM
The sulphur smell can be due to your AFM having some problem. Are you also having eratic idling speed. This are some of the sign that the AFM is jammed up.
You can service your AFM if you are the DIY type.

I have this similar problem before and I found that the vane of the AFM was struck in the fully opened position.
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Hey my idle has been doing it weird? how do I do what u said with the afm?? and is it like an uber serious prob
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Originally posted by BMW-ATI+Mar 25 2005, 08:51 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BMW-ATI @ Mar 25 2005, 08:51 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-jarance@Mar 14 2005, 06:51 PM
The sulphur smell can be due to your AFM having some problem. Are you also having eratic idling speed. This are some of the sign that the AFM is jammed up.
You can service your AFM if you are the DIY type.

I have this similar problem before and I found that the vane of the AFM was struck in the fully opened position.
[snapback]311380[/snapback]

Hey my idle has been doing it weird? how do I do what u said with the afm?? and is it like an uber serious prob
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I have posted a DIY procedure in another forum. maybe you could check it out for more information. Click on below link.

http://bmwclubmalaysia.com/forums/in...showtopic=1268
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Originally posted by jarance+Apr 12 2005, 11:58 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jarance @ Apr 12 2005, 11:58 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
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The sulphur smell can be due to your AFM having some problem. Are you also having eratic idling speed. This are some of the sign that the AFM is jammed up.
You can service your AFM if you are the DIY type.

I have this similar problem before and I found that the vane of the AFM was struck in the fully opened position.
[snapback]311380[/snapback]



Hey my idle has been doing it weird? how do I do what u said with the afm?? and is it like an uber serious prob
[snapback]317957[/snapback]
I have posted a DIY procedure in another forum. maybe you could check it out for more information. Click on below link.

http://bmwclubmalaysia.com/forums/in...showtopic=1268
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No problem will remove it.
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