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  • E36 325 Coupe: Pungent Smell From Exhaust

    Hi Everyone,
    Just need some advise and knowledge sharing from all of you. My e36 325 coupe is giving me some pungent smell from the exhaust. for your information, i just changed the old exhaust to a new one (original bmw) due to wear and tear. this pungent smell has been there even before i changed my exhaust. is it because of a catalytic converter? if it is indeed an issue with the catalytic converter, what is your recommendation to fix it? Place?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Originally posted by kl_mafia View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    Just need some advise and knowledge sharing from all of you. My e36 325 coupe is giving me some pungent smell from the exhaust. for your information, i just changed the old exhaust to a new one (original bmw) due to wear and tear. this pungent smell has been there even before i changed my exhaust. is it because of a catalytic converter? if it is indeed an issue with the catalytic converter, what is your recommendation to fix it? Place?

    Thanks.
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    • #3
      heh heh, mummies... and pussies... funny lah

      kl_mafia, when you said "changed exhaust", did you change the whole thing from the rear till the headers? Or just the muffler at the rear end? If you changed the whole thing, maybe they put in a pair of new cats for you, so, technically there should not be any funny pussy smell. But if you changed only the muffler, you will still be on your old cats... how old is the car by the way, I read somewhere cats are useful/effective for up to 5-7 years or so only. Time to get rid of them, and replace them with nice bullets... If auto, do it carefully to get it right to obtain performance improvements.
      1994 E36 325i(M)

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      • #4
        hi guys..many thanks for your reply. yerp, i only changed the rar muffler. didnt change the whole exhaust system..

        looks like i have to change the cat con now...

        thanks a lot bros...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LCP View Post
          ... If auto, do it carefully to get it right to obtain performance improvements.
          How do you define carefully and which workshop will have such knowledge?
          "I'd rather push a BMW than to drive anything else...."

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          • #6
            "carefully" means no unwanted side effects like late gearchange, unable/slow to kick down, etc... Best way is to gain the knowledge yourself by checking with others (on similar drivetrain and car) who have done it successfully. Then you will know what to go for...

            Will skin my pair of cats later this year, they are 12+ years old btw... old and wise? hehe
            1994 E36 325i(M)

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            • #7
              Normally how much to replace the tablet/bullets? is it easy job or have to bukak the exhaust?

              Originally posted by LCP View Post
              heh heh, mummies... and pussies... funny lah

              kl_mafia, when you said "changed exhaust", did you change the whole thing from the rear till the headers? Or just the muffler at the rear end? If you changed the whole thing, maybe they put in a pair of new cats for you, so, technically there should not be any funny pussy smell. But if you changed only the muffler, you will still be on your old cats... how old is the car by the way, I read somewhere cats are useful/effective for up to 5-7 years or so only. Time to get rid of them, and replace them with nice bullets... If auto, do it carefully to get it right to obtain performance improvements.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LCP View Post
                "carefully" means no unwanted side effects like late gearchange, unable/slow to kick down, etc... Best way is to gain the knowledge yourself by checking with others (on similar drivetrain and car) who have done it successfully. Then you will know what to go for...

                Will skin my pair of cats later this year, they are 12+ years old btw... old and wise? hehe
                I have the same model car as you except that mine is a 5 speed auto. If the previous owner never changed the cats then mine would be as old as yours.

                Now..... who has the same set up as I do???
                "I'd rather push a BMW than to drive anything else...."

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                • #9
                  How much to replace... bullets typically cost RM100-300 or sometimes more... any competent exhaust shops that deal with BMW regularly will do, remember to add labour and welding charge.
                  1994 E36 325i(M)

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                  • #10
                    Hiop bullet will do. If i remember correctly Part cost abt Rm4xx / pc.

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                    • #11
                      hmm...involve welding also...so mean have to bring down the whole exhaust lah..i tot can just open some nuts and screw and change.....chehhhh

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                      • #12
                        E 36 Cat

                        I heard the after market hi-flow cat converter is a cheaper and better (a bit more power??) alternative. What are your thoughts?? Where can I get them and how much??

                        Many thanks!

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