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Went to DMV today to renew license registration, and got denied. My tap expires on Monday 10/22/07 as well. Got denied for "emission recall# 06EA04". Anyone who exactly what I need to do? Need smog check? (hope not). Since I currently run straight pipe(not 2nd cat) and planning to get headers incoming week, the worst place I want to visit is smog station. DMV said I need to bring the car back to any dealer to get proof of correction certificate. Why didn't I get any recall letter from the dealer? I have to find out myself in last minute. My car was May 06 built, and I never receive any recall letter????????????

Any idea what will be done for "emission recall?"

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Yeah, I think all California's must get this fixed. I had mine done about
a year ago. It has to do with non-compliant ODB-II fault codes. It's
been said that whatever BMW did to "fix" this actually made it worse
however it's still manditory.

Look on the top of page 2 you'll see what it's about:

www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/recall/420b07003.pdf


I learned about this because I wanted to get the Autoenginuity speedtracer
tool but found that it won't work with our cars specifically due to this
recall.
 

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Yeah, I think all California's must get this fixed. I had mine done about
a year ago. It has to do with non-compliant ODB-II fault codes. It's
been said that whatever BMW did to "fix" this actually made it worse
however it's still manditory.

Look on the top of page 2 you'll see what it's about:

www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/recall/420b07003.pdf


I learned about this because I wanted to get the Autoenginuity speedtracer
tool but found that it won't work with our cars specifically due to this
recall.
Thanks for head-up. One thing I still don't understand, why didn't I get a letter through the mail? Good news is I will have this done before my headers/aftermarket ecu, otherwise I might have to pay for re-flash ecu fee. Can I also get an oil change even though I have only 14,200mi? So, I will not have to see dealer again for awhile, just hate them to death.
 

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Yeah, definitely good timing. Had my oil changed this week
at 13.2k miles. Definitely didn't want to get this done post
headers. Not sure if they would be hard-asses or not.
 

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Yeah, definitely good timing. Had my oil changed this week
at 13.2k miles. Definitely didn't want to get this done post
headers. Not sure if they would be hard-asses or not.
Even I'm running with no 2nd cat, still worry about the dealer. Some can be very PITA.
 

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Ok Californians... How sad, Tree Huggers are getting their way...So when is the Move to a State that's so incredibly crooked anything gets by ???

Come, Come to Massachusetts...land of headers and "NO" cats at all !! hiha.........................

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Haha...very tempting Unfound. The only problem is that we would
have to give up 80 degrees and ladies in bikinis in December. Even
Santa can appreciate that! :2:
 

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Ok Californians... How sad, Tree Huggers are getting their way...So when is the Move to a State that's so incredibly crooked anything gets by ???

Come, Come to Massachusetts...land of headers and "NO" cats at all !! hiha.........................

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Sunny clear sky in the low 80s today. I'm thinking about going to the beach. Now, beat that :1::1:

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Massachusetts or California, people with a little color in their skin or who look translucent. Speak spanglish or with that odd accent? Whaird I pork th caaaar.... :D

I don't know UFH, thats tough! I might to need to stick around So Cal for a while. Due to this global warming phenomena, I'm hanging by the beach, (in 80 degree weather by the way on, what, October 20!) so I can be the first to see the lonely polar bear floating by on a piece of ice cap from the North Pole cherrsagai

P.S. I should move back to Hawaii, but there's really no room to let the car out :wroom: and my car will rust to hell :haha:
 

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FYI,

Just got back from the dealer disappointed. They want to keep the car for "DEM reflash" until next wednesday:confused::confused::confused: WTF:confused:
 

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Ok Californians... How sad, Tree Huggers are getting their way...So when is the Move to a State that's so incredibly crooked anything gets by ???

Come, Come to Massachusetts...land of headers and "NO" cats at all !! hiha.........................

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MASS RULES!!! you forgot to mention NO EARTHQUAKES here either...

Actually the only $hitty thing about MASS is the stupid excise tax which I think is the only state left who does still have this stupid tax... correct me if im wrong.
 

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BD 997 -Good Point! :M5thumbs: No attempt to joke there, knock on wood (or head) ouich

Kenny -This is partialy why I shying away from major exhaust mod. I worry of after effects and warranty issues. But good luck and keep us posted, I hope it all works out for the best. It sucks that they need the car through Wednesday :grrrrr:

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BD 997 -Good Point! :M5thumbs: No attempt to joke there, knock on wood (or head) ouich

Kenny -This is partialy why I shying away from major exhaust mod. I worry of after effects and warranty issues. But good luck and keep us posted, I hope it all works out for the best. It sucks that they need the car through Wednesday :grrrrr:

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DIdn't mean to scare your mod bug.:eek:oohhh:

I didn't leave my there, instead went to different dealer and schedule on Tuesday. No loaner car, so I insist to wait for DME reflash and 15k service. Hopefully, it will done in a day. Can't wait to get over. Dealer said if I didn't buy a car there, no loaner car. is it normal?
 

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DIdn't mean to scare your mod bug.:eek:oohhh:

I didn't leave my there, instead went to different dealer and schedule on Tuesday. No loaner car, so I insist to wait for DME reflash and 15k service. Hopefully, it will done in a day. Can't wait to get over. Dealer said if I didn't buy a car there, no loaner car. is it normal?
I had the same problem with my M3's. If you don't go to the dealer that you took delivery of the car from, they tend not to provide a loaner. I buy my cars through a broker, so dealer location is not always convenient. Certainly will not go to the Dealer I picked up my car from. Surely you have read my rants about the BMW Dealer in Monrovia, A**hole or something. Yeah, they drove my car for 14 unaccounted for miles during my 1,200 mile service. Every chance I get, I will remind people. Sorry, I got off track ouich

Some on the board have found dealers that do work with M owners. Not sure if there is any in the San Diego area.

Again, good luck!

cherrsagai
 

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...they drove my car for 14 unaccounted for miles during my 1,200 mile service. Every chance I get, I will remind people. Sorry, I got off track ouich

cherrsagai
THat what I worried about. Don't want a be a fool and let someone else took it out for a spin.

IMO, 15k service and DME reflash shouldn't take more than a day. This morning I went to BMW of San DIego, SA told me they have to wait couple day for sw to be sent, and million of M5 owner wait to be re-flash, that why it take 2-3days.:deal:. I'm not very smart, but not that stupid to believe flashing couple KB of memory will take couple days.
 

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NY

I LOVE NEW YORK!:M5rev::M5launch:
 

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2-3 days is ridiculous. Not sure what they are talking about.
From my understanding it does take a while to upload software
for some reason...but it's on the order of an hour or two. Oil
change doesn't take that long.
 

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You know guys, last month I had to have my M3 reflashed and they said it was an all day gig. I don't get why either:dunno:

DinodealM5, are you throwing down with Massa...chu......settssssss :hihi:

I feel like Cartmen on South Park, fight, fight!

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