1st post on one of these. So happy to see other Subaru lovers out there!!
Trying to get my '87 Subie DL to pass CA smog requirements and...failing. I need help as my registration is up and I've already been cited.
I'm already too far down the rabbit hole of repairs (and fun) in the past 2 years to turn back now and junk her. So far, in trying to get "legal" in CA, I've done the following:
*new fuel pump, and inline filters
*new timing belts
*new rotor head, distributor, spark plugs and cables
The reason I failed smog recently was because I was running too lean and there wasn't enough gas to air in the mix. Sure enough, there's a factory label under the hood saying the car's idle mix was modified for "principal use at high altitude". I'm hoping adjusting this for the coast will fix the problem--can anyone out there tell me how to adjust this correctly?
Also, I'd love to hear any suggestions/theories on how to pass smog if this doesn't work.
Thanks SUBARU FAMILY!