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(TX) TSI Emissions FAIL!!!
Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:59 AM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:31 AM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:52 AM
Pray! Can't hurt.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:43 PM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 01:55 PM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 05:34 PM
Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:34 AM
you could alternately try a seafoam treatment before the test, or both.. but the alcohol should be a sure fire pass. much cleaner burn than gasoline when it comes to HC and CO emissions, IIRC its especially helpful on the idling test.
Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:52 AM
Like the others say, do a double check for the simple stuff-vac leaks, plugs, wires, etc.
Also get car HOT and keep car idling while waiting for inspection to keep warm...
Let us know....
Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:10 AM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:36 AM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:57 AM
I got a 8 cylinder 4-barrel Oldsmobile Delta 88 through emissions like that. Looked like the readings of an electric car... Zeroes!
denatured alcohol can be your friend... i dont have emissions testing here, so i keep hoping someone will take my advice. I can still remember getting the readout on our van when we used the alcohol.. a new rebuilt carb didnt even get us thru emissions, but the alcohol passed with flying colors.. i forget which was which, but either HC or CO count was virtually zero(<5 ppm), and the other was absurdly low.
I was really nervous that they were going to think something was up... But no such nonsense.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:53 PM
run it in the gas tank... then get another can and pour it in the intake like you are fogging out the motor... let it stall out after running about 3/4 of the can in the motor.
let the sea foam sit in the motor for about 10 to 15 min.. and start it up..
SHE WILL SMOKE like its on fire... just let it go and drive the crap out of it for 10 min.
take it straight to the testing facility... WAM!!!! you should pass.
even if you emissions are still poor.. their computer will show that you had an improvement of (some %) and they should pass you...
15 bucks and alot if smoke= new plates
HOPE IT WORKS
Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:17 AM
Have everything else proper because it's $12/gal. Good luck. r/PK
Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:38 AM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:23 PM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:56 PM
Sorry about that! I know how annoying that can be.
wo did the seafoam..and had a new cat put on...went and hoped id pass...but I still failed...made a huge difference over last time but the standard is 1.2 and its still at 1.48....was at like 5.7 last time though on the CO...guess ill try the denatured alcohol next.
The best way I have found to do the alcohol trick is this: Take the tank to nearly empty. Put in ~1 liter of alcohol, drive like mad to the station to keep the car hot. Pass the test and drive immediately to a gas station to dilute the alcohol with 12+ gallons of gasoline.
Go ahead and set your timing lower, too, while you are at it. Less advance will get you more complete combustion. Should lower the CO numbers.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:27 PM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:01 PM
When you finally get her through emissions, its customary to celebrate with a lunch somewhere you wouldnt ordinarily bother going to for lunch
Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:49 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:35 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:07 PM
Adjusting your timing is free (as long as you have a timing light or one to borrow).
anyone know what kind of a difference that you will pass stuff made? cause im so stinkin close maybe it would just get me low enough to make it...just need another .28 less on my low speed idle anyways...am beyond broke right now so will have to wait a week or so. thanks a million for all of the help so far everyone.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:43 PM
We used it on a van that had every reason to be "careful" about it, if you understand my point.. and also used alcohol for emissions testing (IIRC) in a 68 ford galaxie, too.... that was an interesting vehicle, the galaxie...
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