CA Smog for BMW from MA

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#1

Shipped my 1994 BMW 318i from MA to CA. Didn’t pass CA Smog. 126K miles, well-maintained (i.e., all 30k 60k, 90K suggested maintenance plus regular twice a year “check ups”). Cat converter needs to be changed, I’m told, with no 100% gurantee that it will pass smog after $ spent. Can’t afford to buy a car now. What do I have to do to pass smog???


#2

Has the converter ever been replaced? It’s entirely plausible that this part has degraded in efficiency after 17+ years of driving. It’s also possible that your oxygen sensor(s) are weak as well if they haven’t ever been changed.


#3

You need to list the reason from the testing why the vehicle failed for us to properly help you.

BC.


#4

Was the engine warmed up properly before the test?
Why did you fail the test.