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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Could I pass Calif. smog by leaning out carb.

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#1 abcus


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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:33 AM

I have been trying to get my 86 wagon through The California smog test. They say it is running to rich. Could I lean it out by adjusting the screw on the front of the carburetur. That seems to simple. One mechanic wants $ 80 to diagnose the problem. They do not think it is the catalytic convertor. The plugs and compression seem OK except I could not get one loose. I went back and tried to read some of the old posts on carbs. The posts made me wonder where to go next. Maybe I should run some carb cleaner through the carburetor, and take it back and try it again. I think it will cost 28 dollars this time to test it. I ran a bootle of cleaner through the gas tank. What would be the next thing to try?
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#2 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:36 AM

Run some carb cleaner and then use that bottle of "guarantee'd to pass" stuff. I did that and my car passed (after failing the week prior).


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