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Old 04-24-2007, 06:30 AM
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smog results for 1993 190 2.6 with crappy cat

I'm considering buying a 93 sportline LE that has an aftermarket cat broken inside. These are the results taken the other day in Los Angeles, CA.
15 mph 14.3 %CO2, 0.3 %O2, 157 HC, 0.36 CO, 1092 NO.
25 mph 14.7 %CO2, 0.0 %O2, 93 HC, 0.13 CO, 399 NO.

The Max and Avg for the test are as follows
HC 86 and 21 @ 15
HC 51 and 13 @ 25
CO .50 and .06 @ 15
CO .48 and .05 @ 25
NO 697 and 150 @ 15
NO 724 and 136 @ 25

I'm no expert but it appears that replacing the cat with a larger, better unit will get me 90% better results. If I buy this car tomorrow I'LL need the cat and something of a major maintenance tune-up. The car will need a transmission servicing by the great Wolfgang. The take-off is a little hard but once under load its great.
The head gasket and valve seats and guides will also need replacing eventually. There is a small leak at the front of the motor. I'll do the front cover gasket myself and see whats up.
The sunroof is the other problem, it has a broken guide on one track. I guess I could buy a good used one and replace myself.

Any help appreciated,
Jason
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:57 AM
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Replace the cat and you'll pass with flying colors.
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:51 PM
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if you remove the vac line from the ignition module and plug the line you should find significant reductions accross the board which should pass it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the input

but the 190E Sportline had some serious issues so I went over to my master tech where I knew about a mint 1987 300E sedan. It's got high miles but the maintenance has been performed on this car from day one. I signed it over and drove to my smog tech and the car passed on the first go. With the original Cat! This is one great car.

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