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      09-20-2017, 03:09 PM   #1
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08 E90 M3 Won't set two monitors for inspection HELP!

I cannot get the o2 sensor monitor and also the catalytic converter monitor to set for emissions testing here in Pennsylvania. It will not throw any codes at all. Ever. I was told the thermostats are usually a culprit from what a local BMW shop told me at Zygmunt Motors (very reputable). I am just curious if anyone has any tips or tricks or input as to what numbers i should seeing to get these monitors to set. I did the correct procedure for cold start idle for 5 minutes then 20-30 mph for 5-6 minutes then 40-60 mph for 15-20 minutes are coast let idle in gear for 5-6 minutes. Still wont set it. Ive been driving the car for weeks with a slip from the shop (still got a ticket from local cop cause he hates me) and still cant get any codes or these last 2 monitors to set. Any help would be greatly appreciated as i have to show up to court in a few weeks to show valid inspection!
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is there a tune on the car?
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is there a tune on the car?
This. If I were a betting man I would say your car has a Dinan or aftermarket tune. There are two very recent posts about this and I am currently experiencing it. I have a Dinan tune and two monitors will not reset.
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If nothing is mechanically wrong or impacted by a tune, perform a drive cycle and check your status after. I was able to get this done in 60 miles and one drive cycle. It took me an hour. Never exceed 3k rpm, no more than half way press the accelerator petal during the drive cycle. Get the smog done asap after.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973039
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      09-21-2017, 11:39 PM   #5
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Interesting. Thanks guys I'll have to look into seeing if there's a time in the car or not. It just doesn't make sense as to what's going on. no codes but I'll try to consult a local expert that can find out if it has a tune or not.
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This. If I were a betting man I would say your car has a Dinan or aftermarket tune. There are two very recent posts about this and I am currently experiencing it. I have a Dinan tune and two monitors will not reset.
Are the monitors the o2 sensor and cat?
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Are the monitors the o2 sensor and cat?
Yes, I had three that were not ready, I conducted the drive cycle and I had an evap monitor reset but the O2 and Cat remain.

I expect to receive the BPM tune today......to hell with Dinan.

Not sure how they get away with selling a tune that defeats the devices but since they claim the drive cycle will reset the monitors maybe that is how. And, maybe if the drive cycle is completed enough times under the right conditions, they will reset but who has the time and the space to do that over and over until it works? Not me.
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