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damn you smog

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Smogprobs101, Jan 5, 2007.

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    Smogprobs101 New Member

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    i got a very cool ticket a few months back to make a new friend the cal state smog ref. anyway i have done everything to pass
    new o2
    new cat
    cleaned egr
    added acetone 3 oz for 6 gallons

    and still i ran about 50 points over on hydrocarbons
    i took it to a shop they said i needed a new cat so im looking it to that any other suggestions i need to do this quick i was thinking about mixing in methnal but i havent found much about it. i read about running 2 cats any opinions
    i found a bosal cat life time warreny for 210
    thanks for helping
    Aaron
     
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    also i thought of using header wrap to keep the cat extra hot is that way off and pointless thank you
     
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    anyone know about mixing denatured achohal
    how much?
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Hmmmmmm..........stumped me
     
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    it was warm i drove on the freeway for a half hour i took car of all the little stuff i think a need a ca approved cat has anyoneheard of "blue sky clean air" thanks for your help guys
     
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    sounds like it runs a bit rich.. i had a hell of a time passing the sniffer, but it ended up being the o2.. are you in need of a valve adjustment at all, just a thought.. i know it was hurting me.. oil change never hurts either..
     
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    i have never touched the valves but im sure they are not tune to spec how much is it to do that thanks for all the help
     
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    80-100 bucks
     
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    I have never heard of that before? i failed bye 50+HC went put a new cat on went back it passed with 0,HC i went about 3 miles.

    I would say it's Rich ,O/2 might not be working that great.
     
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    What was there reason for it?

    Before Cali became a pain with all the classes you have to take just to re cert, i did smog for 5 years and never heard that before.


    oh yea, what was your %co2 at Idle
     
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    put more than a 100 mile after the cat i think the problem is it may not be CARB approved but i cant find any that are for my car 1995 prelude vtec it is 600+ at the honda dealer
     
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    never heard of one having to be CARB approved? They just look under just to make sure it has one.

    just make sure you by a good quality one not the cheap ones you by for 50 dollars, a good cat will cost 125-300 dollars just depends on your needs.

    But again whats the %co2 at idle it will be in your smog papper work
     
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    my universal cat was $105 installed. and i passed BAR w/ no problem.. after i replaced my O2 that is..
     
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    well i bought an obd2 carb approved cat my car is obd1 so lets hope that will bo the trick wish me luck
     
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