[200q20v] Failed emmisions

Paul R Luevano prl at ptc.com
Tue Jul 3 16:25:22 EDT 2001

Peter Petersen wrote:
> It depends upon the station that is doing the test.  A common reason for
> failed idle HC is a cold catalyst.  If you can have them rerun the test
> right after you have been driving the car hard for 15 or 20 minutes, you'll
> probably pass.  You just have to get enough heat to light the cat off, but
> with the high flow cats, this may be a bit more difficult than with the
> stock setup.  Did they let the car sit before the test?  Did they actually
> drive it to warm it up? (or just let it idle for a while).

The car was hot when I got there, but then I had to wait, then wait, then they
idled the car while they did the saftey checks, then wait, then they did the
emissions.  When I get re-test, they only test what failed, so that should help.

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