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Brat went through emissions testing today. Some good news and some bad news.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:15 PM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:38 PM
the gas cap test is to make sure you have one, on the filler neck. one of the old tests washington had was to measure the diameter of the filler neck to make sure that you hadent enlarged it to accept a leaded fuel nozzle. I repair cars for a living in wa for the past 20 yrs and ed is right, after the state hired subcontracters for emission testing it whent downhill.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:14 PM
The person pulled my 87 wagon onto the rollers and set the emergency brake. When she let out on the clutch it stalled. I watched her repeat this twice more until I realized what was going on and ran out to stop her. The E-Check manager came over real quick and asked me to get back into the waiting area. I got into a verbal pissing match with him, when I tried explaining that Subaru`s emergency brake locks the front wheels. This guy was in denial and claimed that he had never heard of a set-up like that. Then he insisted on pulling the car up and running the back wheels on the roller. I told him that would`nt work either since she would have to engage the 4wd system to do this. Finally after this guy started taking a reality check, they just inserted a wand in the exhause pipe and held the tach at 3K to get their readings. 2yrs later, I took it in again and they asked me if it was a Subaru??? DUH!!! Apparently, somewhere at one of the E-Check stations they had a accident while testing a AWD vehicle and reserched into what vehicles could be tested on the roller and what vehicles could`nt. They had it programmed into their computers to red flag those on the list that had to be tested with a wand. No more problems after that.
As of Dec.31 2005, they closed down all of the E-Check stations in SW Ohio.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:14 PM
Leadfoot, since your a mechanic, any tips on getting an 87 GL WGN (1.8L) to pass the Cruise (speed) part of the emissions test. The CO limit is 1.2 and we're coming in at 1.44. I work at a body shop in Seattle and we picked this up WGN for a song and we're trying to make it a parts runner, but having problems getting it to pass emissions. We have a mech, but he mostly does suspension work. We're thinking it might just be fuel 'cuz it's been sitting a lot. It passes the idle test with room to spare. I'm also thinking the carb just needs to be rebuilt. Wadda ya think.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 10:45 PM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:49 PM
I dont do emissions, no gas analyzer, ed was right the guy at the 6th ave station can make about anything pass, mid co sounds like a lean misfire, dirty injecters, vacum leak? good luck.
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