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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 12:02 AM
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What is the drive cycle for our cars?

Hey guys, just moved to north CALi AND had to get the smog done. Had a check engine light and I took it out with my FXC engine code reader tool. The thing is I have taken it to several smog shops and they tell me that internally in the computer, my smog sensors or OBD II sensors have not reset. I researched the issue and comes out that I have to do several Drive Cycles for them to reset.

Does anybody know of this? is driving me crazy. Again, the question is, what is a drive cycle for a BMW? My car is a 1997 318I (manual)
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welllllllllllllllllllll typically on an obd2 vehical u must drive for 15-20 mins at normal op. temp. @ 55-60mph to complete a cycle... or.. disconect your neg (-) bat term for 10-15 mins orrrr..... the reconmended way to reset is just take into satan (dealer) and have your ecu reset
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My z3 took about 4 days of 50 miles a day to complete a full drive cycle. At least thats how long it took between my o2 sensor light comming on from not having a cat on the car before I'd have to reset it again. :P~

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