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brat failed smog (but not the second time)
Posted 04 October 2003 - 07:25 PM
Posted 04 October 2003 - 08:06 PM
Try doing a search with either smog or emmisions in the body of the post........
Posted 04 October 2003 - 08:32 PM
Posted 04 October 2003 - 10:27 PM
Originally posted by darthsoob
The only part that was bad was the CO at idle.
High CO = too rich, or incorrect ignition timing. Partially burned fuel.
High HC = misfire (way rich but you also get high CO with it), too lean so it misfires, or low compression in one or more cyls. Unburned fuel.
I wouldn't look at plugs, but dbl check the timing, air filter, PCV system (not just the valve, but the hoses: mine were plugged solid!). If the ignition is misfiring, you'll get high HC every time -- unburned fuel.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 11:58 PM
go to checker, autozone, or like store and buy this stuff it's called GUARANTED TO PASS OR G2P both are writen on the box. The box is blue. Follow the instructions on the box exactly, they will double your money back if you do not pass, Ive talk to 6 people who used it and swear by it here in COLO the limit on the co is 55 and mine was down to 23 after using G2P I swear this stuff is awsome and works
Posted 05 October 2003 - 12:21 AM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:13 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 07:25 PM
Pardon me... I think I'm funny and I'm really not.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:11 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:29 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:31 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:49 PM
Originally posted by BlueSoob
Or else you could just register the car to me! (haha) in Whatcom County where there are no emissions tests! It would pass the non-inspection and I would have a brat. We both win!
I was thinking the same thing... I could use a second BRAT
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:38 PM
Now for the fun bit; while sitting in the little booth while the "tech" runs the car, I notice coolant flowing out of the Brat. I run over, look at the dash and he has revved it up past 6K! After telling him to shift he says "I thought I had it in 5th." To bad my brat only has 4! Ah, state emplyoees....
Posted 08 October 2003 - 10:45 PM
Originally posted by darthsoob
I fixed the exhaust leak, installed new plugs, new PCV and reemed out all the hoses and kicked up the idle just a bit.
. . . First time I went in Brat blew a 1.65 for the CO in idle mode (1.2 is the limit. This time it was a 0.06!
So -- a minor tuneup got you a reduction of CO by about an order of magnitude times two.
Why fight the system? It's there to let us all keep breathing a bit easier. You probably picked up some mileage, too
Really, on these older rigs, if you can't pass, something's really wrong. The pass std level is quite high. Until about '97, anyway.
(this talk of registering in a non-test county -- it's easier to fix a malfunction in the state of tune or maintenance of the engine!)
Posted 09 October 2003 - 10:52 AM
Sorry, apparently I mis-read the title about passing the 2nd time. Good work guys!
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