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Any quick tips to pass emissions tests?
Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:45 AM
I took my emissions test a couple weeks ago and failed. My HC's at idle were WAY too high, and at speed they barely passed.
Anyway, I'm going back in to re-test tomorrow morning. I poured a bottle of this emissions cleaner I found at Schucks in, but I was wondering if anyone had any little tricks. Should I drive it hard and get it really warmed up... or should I try to keep it as cool as possible?
It's not big deal if I pass or fail (which is the reason I've spent no real money on fixing it) because I can just register it with my aunt and uncle's name, as they live in a town that requires no emissions.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:55 AM
If you haven't changed the oil already, do that. If you use some sort of cleaning gas additive, you should let that tank run out before you test it again.
Get the car warmed, and you might try advancing the spark timing a little as a last resort (then switch it back).
Posted 30 October 2003 - 08:49 AM
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Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:14 PM
Either it had to do with the oil change, that emissions stuff I dumped in, or the fact that I left the car idling while in line this time (last time there was over an hour wait and my car started overheating).
Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:37 PM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 12:33 AM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 12:45 AM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 01:23 AM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 10:52 AM
I had just driven about 20 minutes on the freeway, then arrived to over an hour long line. I kept the car running the last 10-15 minutes in a line, but maybe that wasnt enough :-)
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