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thewebgal
10-15-2008, 11:57 AM
I just bought an e36 318i. I sorted out some electrical problems with the tailights (PO didn't solder connections!) and now I need to have a shop sort out why it failed the Emission test. I'm in Fairfax, VA - any recommended shops for tuning/sorting that out?

Thanks in advance!

John in VA
10-15-2008, 12:59 PM
Did you check this link for recommendations? Many service facilities also perform emission tests.

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showthread.php?t=1251

Nick325xiT 5spd
10-17-2008, 09:20 AM
What year is it? And do you have the test results? If it's a '95 or earlier and it was close to passing, try flogging the crap out of it to get the cats really hot before you test it.