Why does my car have 4 catalayic converters - 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 04-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
RLCHAMP is on a distinguished road
Why does my car have 4 catalayic converters

Ok well i just took my car to Walt's muffler shop and he says 1 out of 4 cats are working and that it will cost me 1g to replace 3 of them. WHY DO I HAVE 4 CAT CONVERTERS? my car is a 1994 325is.
RLCHAMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
mtccl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Car: It's silver
Posts: 62
Photos:
mtccl is on a distinguished road
Liberal democrats.
__________________
2002 BMW 330XI
1988 Porsche 944
mtccl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
jmo69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East central Wisconsin
Car: 1998 328is 2003 325xi
Posts: 181
Photos:
jmo69 is on a distinguished road
Garage
I think you have 2 cats and 2 resonators and 1 O2 sensor. See illustration.
RealOEM.com * BMW E36 325is CATALYTIC CONVERTER/FRONT SILENCER
__________________

Cosmos schwartz metalic Sparco strut brace factory X-brace 55w 6000k HID w/LED angel eyes smoked Lamin-X blacked out sidemarkers,tails and brakelights. DDM smoked corners and pedals. 35% tint all around, Prosport water temp and oil pressure gauges, Home Depot lip, M3 rear diffuser ASC-T delete.
jmo69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 11:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Car: Titanium Silver E39 / 2011 BMW M3
Posts: 1,817
Photos:
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtccl View Post
Liberal democrats.
That's an oxymoron.
__________________
BimmerE39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2009, 09:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
mtccl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Car: It's silver
Posts: 62
Photos:
mtccl is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by BimmerE39 View Post
That's an oxymoron.
or a Double Redundant
__________________
2002 BMW 330XI
1988 Porsche 944
mtccl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 04:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Car:
Posts: 3
Photos:
jessiecreasy is on a distinguished road
Another way to test is to use a non contact thermometer. Check temp before the cat and after the cat. If cat is working properly,temp in rear will be higher than temp going into the cat.
jessiecreasy 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
catalytic converters datwalka For Sale 1 08-25-2007 04:21 PM
catalytic converters datwalka Looking For 0 06-19-2007 06:07 PM
catalytic converters AutoFan 3-Series (E36) 3 07-13-2004 01:06 AM
cat converters bluee36e36 3-Series (E36) 10 04-20-2004 11:24 PM
Catalytic Converters GreenDragon 3-Series (E36) 11 10-07-2003 08:36 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.



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.