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Advice needed: Emissions testing


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#1 1985GLWAGON

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:31 PM

I'm moving to Nashville, and Tennessee is an emission testing state.
Well, I need advice from any of you folks who live in a smog controlled state. How do I know what to fix if it fails? I have no idea if the emissions system even works anymore on my wagon, and I have a giant hole in my exhaust system.
I don't even know where to begin with getting her ready. Any suggestions on where to start?

#2 85Sub4WD

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:02 AM

OK, first you get the holes in your exhaust fixed - instant fail
you use OEM/decent aftermarket parts so your components are doing what they should do
make sure your carb is in good shape - CRITICAL
make sure your plugs/cap/rotor is in good shape - CRITICAL

you cross your fingers - these cars have emissions system problems, so it is hard to say whether it will pass the first time or not

I have had good luck running CRC's Guarenteed to Pass (G2P) - got it at Pep Boys, super-cleaner for exhaust - running premium helps too...




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