Fw: [200q20v] Emissions Saga

Claus Vegener vegener at post7.tele.dk
Tue Sep 11 10:47:36 EDT 2001

You mentioned a KN filter.
At some cars the oil from the KN hit the warming and
measure wires causing damaging or odd readings of the MAF.
A defective MAF - not defective enough to trig the ECU fault codes may be the culprit.
Same problem if the fuel pressure is too high.
The O2 sensor is used up to approx. 4200 rpm.
Above 4200 rpm and under boost the fuel chip is used for
fuel calculation without feed back.
I don't now the test, but is it If the test is done with 4500 rpm
and boost we may have the problem.

Claus Vegener
IA stage V + NOS 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul R. Luevano" <paul at clarity.net>
To: "200TQ20V List" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 5:32 AM
Subject: [200q20v] Emissions Saga

> In case any of you guys care, my car now sports a nice, new MA inspection
> sticker.
> A little history, back on 6/22/2001. my car failed for high HC's at idle:
> http://www.audifans.com/pipermail/200q20v/2001-July/004243.html
> So then I did some stuff to the car:
> http://www.audifans.com/pipermail/200q20v/2001-August/004612.html
> So in total I did the following:
> - Ran 2 tanks of Techron
> - Ran a tank of "Emission Pass"
> - Changed the oil
> - Replace the K&N air filter with a new paper filter
> - Fixed multifunction temp switch
> - Installed new spark plugs
> - Replaced O2 sensor (with generic 3-wire)
> - Added a bottle of dry gas for the retest
> Went for a retest.  Well, that was challenging. Spent days and hours trying to
> get it re-tested. At the original testing station, for whatever reason, they
> couldn't get the test to run all the way through. Kept resetting at the end of
> the test, and starting from the beginning.  They rebooted, asked me to come back
> in the am when it was cooler, called the people who run the testing systems,
> etc.  Finally, they said they just couldn't do it, I would have to take the car
> to another testing station.  If it passed, I got my original fee back.  Probably
> spent over 5 hours there over 3 days.
> So, I went to another station, one I used to goto when I lived in Somerville. 
> All they do is inspections.  They were able to test the car in lass than 30
> minutes.  I went out, and saw another "R" on the car.  Damn.  Handed me the new
> report.
> HC's went to 438 at idle!!! (first test was 393, limit is 220)  What the hell? 
> How the hell did they go up?  All I did was replace components!  Did the dry gas
> drive them up?
> So, I called the RMV to see about getting a waiver, since I spent over $300
> trying to fix the problem.  The inspector said he could overlook the issue of me
> not taking it to a registered technician, but he could not overlook the fact
> that the emission went up.
> <sigh>
> So, I ran another tank of emission pass.  Changed the oil again.  My only goal,
> get the emission to go down, lower than the first reading so I could get the
> waiver.  Nothing more.  
> Went for another test last Thursday.  Went to the same place in Somerville.  I
> watched them testing it.  Could see they were having some problems, and ran the
> test at least twice, but after about 45 minutes, they pulled my car out.  I
> walked over, the tech got out of the car and said "All set".  Didn't hand me a
> report or anything.  I assumed it was in the car.  Got in the car. 
> I notice that the sticker doesn't have an "R" on it anymore.  Get back out.  It
> is a "9".  The car passed.  But there was no report to be found.
> Did the car indeed pass?  Or were they just sick of seeing the car, looked at
> the list of replaced components, and passed the car manually?  Either way, I
> wasn't asking questions.  All I know is I have another 2 years before I have to
> deal with this issue again.  
> :)
> -- 
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