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so.. i failed again...

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  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    yep.. went back to the BAR ref. hoping i would pass after i got a valve adjustment and changed my cat. nope.. i measured higher than i ever have..i failed on 3 tests instead of 1...... FUCK!!!

    anyone have any ideas of what could be doing this.. i circled where i went over..

    the top is the idle and the bottom is the 2500 rpm
    the pic is a little blurry here are the readings

    CO2= 14.2(idle) 14.4 (2500)
    02= 0.0 (idle) 0.1 (2500)
    HC=341 (idle) max = 100 <---failed
    HC=132 (2500) max = 130 <---- failed
    CO=1.18 (idle) max = 1.00 <----- failed..
    CO=0.83 (2500) max = 1.00

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  2. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    fuck man....move..

    just leave..

    did you do anything else?
     
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    im so glad i dont have to deal with that bs
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    cant really just get up and move.. once i get the sticker in the door i wont have any issues with smog.. i have a place that will smog it regardless... but not without the motor being registered in the car..

    when i very first went there.. i measured 120 on the idle HC test... i changed what i needed to change.. went and tested again.. i measured at 276 on the idle HC test.. after that i changed my plugs, wires, put some guaranteed to pass bullshit in my car.. still nothing.. so after that i went to get a diagnostic to see why i measured even higher.. they told me to change my cat, get a valve adjustment and change my CTS and i should pass.. well that was bullshit .. i measured even higher and i failed 2 other tests after doing this shit..

    i'm just gonna take it to a shop and have them do everything.. i'm sick of fucking with it..
     
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    stick some steel wool behind your cat
     
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    what kind of cat did you put in?

    and what is the HC? hydro carbons?
    do you have a chipped ecu?
    i would try getting a chip running lean for the test...
    what octane are you running?
    you could also look into running a half tank of toluene with the other half being 93 octane?
    who did you valve adjustment?
    do you have a FPR?
     
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    yea.. let me just put my arm through about 5 ft of exhaust piping
     
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    you know the cat unbolts right????

    [​IMG]


    did you get a high preformance cat? or some universal piece of shit?
    i would get an OEM cat? or at least make sure its not a straight through cat...
     
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    it just a cat from a muffler shop
    yes, hydro carbons
    no i dont have a chipped ecu, its a usdm p30 and i'm not touching it..
    i run 91 octane..
    local import shop did the valve adjustment
    no i dont have a FPR, had one.. ref told me to lose it.. its an automatic fail..

    not if its welded
    [​IMG]

    and i'm not sure what cat it is.. a buddy of mine had to change his and the same one worked for him.. he had it changed the same place i go..
     
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    so they welded your cat in place?
    sawzall and then band clamp it back together
    you wanna pass or not?

    why not swap out the P30 with something chipped then?

    i'm just brain storming for ideas here...
     
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    its not welded to the exhaust manifold just after the cat..

    .. i have to have a usdm p30 from the del sol vtec to pass
     
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    never weld a cat on...





    especially when you have to pass emissions.
     
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    why is that.. ??
     
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    put the steel wool before the cat then?
    i would unbolt it and see if its a straight through
    i've never heard of a NEW cat giving you worse results...


    you said you didn't wanna chip your stock one, so why not get one thats already been chipped?

    does it cost money for each smog inspection?
     
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    i cant really do much myself, i had surgery yesterday.. i can barely drive..

    you get a free retest with a paid test.. this is only the second time i paid..
     
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    try running like 60% denatured alcohol in the gas tank. i cant remember the exact ratio of gas to alcohol, but it will make you burn CLEAN. might be something to look into...
     
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    i'm gonna get it to a shop today.. i just want my car back.. havent had it tagged in almost a year now..
     
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    ouch, what kind of surgery?

    i would look into the toluene or alcohol mix with gas...
    might be cheating a little but it'll give you a clear smog cert...
     
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    well i had cancer.. and i had to have an ashcath put in my chest for a stemcell treatment to wipe out my cancer a while back.. i had it removed, so i'm a little sore..
     
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    ow, sorry for being blunt in this thread, didn't know you were disabled for the time being...

    i would prob try the gas mix, unless you have the money to just let a shop handle it for you...
     
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