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Passed Smog today (Calif.) EA82 SPFI

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#1 Erik R

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:51 PM

I tried everything else..............so, the Denatured alcohol went in. 3 gals. gas + 1 gal. D.A..
15 mph: MAX. HC allowed: 127 Measured: 123!!:eek:
CO% max. .79, meas. .19
NO max. 825, meas. 270 at 1813 rpm

25 mph: MAX HC: 101, meas. 72 ;)
CO% max. .68, meas. .37
NO max. 764, meas. 201 at 2920 rpm.

Engine has 180k + and has a head from another engine due to a porosity problem.
I have to smog it again in November :mad: .
Next time, more alky, less gas!!:Flame:

Hope this helps anyone out there who has struggled with this whole smog thing...........

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:01 PM

what were your numbers before the alcohol?? It would be interesting to get a comparison to see how much of a difference the alcohol actually made.

I recommend the denatured alcohol alot, so I am kinda fishing for a thread to point to as an example case.

#3 NV Zeno

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:18 PM

Why do you need to test again in November?

#4 Erik R

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:51 PM

Daeron, good point. Let me find my previous test results.

NV Zeno, Bi-annual inspection, November is my renewal month.
Current test is only good for 60 days and I could not wait a few more months with an incomplete registration.
That's why we call it the "People's Repulic of Kaliforneea" (Thanks Arnold ;) )
DMV here is Foobar :mad: (filter mode on).

#5 Erik R

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

Original results:

15mph, 1859 rpm: Measured results only: HC (PPM) 118 CO% .02 NO (PPM) 1023
25mph, 2965 rpm: HC (PPM) 55, CO% .01, NO (PPM) 1082

This was before I read about the green scrubbie pad trick in the PCV hoses just above the Valve covers. Oil consumption is down, but still 1/2 qt. for every 600 miles or so.

Something is leaking onto my Y-pipe.......................:eek:

#6 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:25 PM

Where did you get the alcohol you used? Im gonna have to fight smog nazi's here soon with my toyota, this sounds like a pretty decent trick.

Gratz on getting past them :)


#7 Erik R

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:54 PM

Ace Hardware, $12.99 + tax.

Home Depot was $13.69 + tax. Good thing they were out of stock, forcing me to check the local Ace.

Don't buy the 1 qt. containers, they are about $6.00 each!:eek:

So far, I think it works, even if marginally.

I topped off with regular fuel after the test :headbang:

I Passed smog with a 20 yr. old car with 280k mi........:banana:

Gotta love Sube's..........:grin:

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