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Old 01-01-2003, 09:09 PM
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Thanks congonatty...

I'll give Foreign Accents a try.. I've already bought a bunch of parts there..

I'll cross my fingers that it won't be real expensive, but I'm a little aprehensive going in.. I like this car, but I hope it doesn't end up costing a fortune!!!

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Old 01-02-2003, 03:14 AM
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If you're a half way decent DIY'er, and have a little time on your hands, you could run down to your local Sears and purchase a digitial multimeter with on/off % function for $30 to get a reading on your CO setting. That would be a good place to start, the board could guide you from there, and you'd learn all about your Bosch EFI fuel management system to boot! It could be as simple as a slight turn of a 3mm allen key.

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Old 01-08-2004, 08:57 AM
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if you think NC is bad try NJ

Jay3000 - I saw the emission limit for NC and I wish we the same limits her in NJ, my car would have passed. It failed because of 2 parts per million.

limits_____NJ______NC______my 92 400E
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:09 AM
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If you're a half way decent DIY'er, and have a little time on your hands, you could run down to your local Sears and purchase a digitial multimeter with on/off % function for $30 to get a reading on your CO setting. That would be a good place to start, the board could guide you from there, and you'd learn all about your Bosch EFI fuel management system to boot! It could be as simple as a slight turn of a 3mm allen key.

G'luck
before anyone reading this thread desides to tweak the CO adjustment screw, they should do a search for those who HAVE and see that the same people are constantly having problems and their cars never seem to run right again. A little knowledge is a dangerous thang.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:44 AM
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Not necessarily.. My car runs like a dream. I can tweak it to pass inspection, and then bump it back up a tad, not much, so that it runs slightly richer.. You would be hard pressed to find a smoother running engine..

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Old 01-08-2004, 09:58 AM
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Not necessarily.. My car runs like a dream. I can tweak it to pass inspection, and then bump it back up a tad, not much, so that it runs slightly richer.. You would be hard pressed to find a smoother running engine..

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huh? Your above response is inconsistant with your posts.
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Re: if you think NC is bad try NJ

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Jay3000 - I saw the emission limit for NC and I wish we the same limits her in NJ, my car would have passed. It failed because of 2 parts per million.

I'm not sure if we are talking about the same year & model of vehicle ?
As far as I know a federal standard should apply, with the exception of CA.
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:12 PM
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huh? Your above response is inconsistant with your posts.
This thread is from a YEAR past.. When I just bought the car, and knew nothing about it...My above response is from today.. I'm somewhat educated now. Very much so!!!

I still have a few problems to solve, but the car runs very well now. The only real issue I have is an AC that performs poorly in our hot, humid environment..
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:16 PM
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If you're a half way decent DIY'er, and have a little time on your hands, you could run down to your local Sears and purchase a digitial multimeter with on/off % function for $30 to get a reading on your CO setting. That would be a good place to start, the board could guide you from there, and you'd learn all about your Bosch EFI fuel management system to boot! It could be as simple as a slight turn of a 3mm allen key.

G'luck
And, by the way Paul.. If you still follow this thread. That's all it took to pass.. Someone had adjusted it WAY too rich. One of my cheapest repairs so far..

THanks,
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:52 PM
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correct O2 sensor

There is a generic Bosch sensor available through **************.com that is less than 50 bucks, if that's what you need. But it is not good business to start replacing parts if you don't know what's wrong.

Incidentally, my muffler shop tells me that MB converters rarely if ever fail!
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Old 01-10-2004, 04:18 PM
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As far as I know a federal standard should apply, with the exception of CA.
manny - if federal standards apply to all then why Florida no longer requires emission testing? the info is from stevebfl from another thread regarding cat converted requirement in Florida.
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manny - if federal standards apply to all then why Florida no longer requires emission testing? the info is from stevebfl from another thread regarding cat converted requirement in Florida.
I was talking about OEM's having to certify new vehicles to federal standards.
As far as limits for older vehicles is concerned, I believe every state cowboy has his own ideas.
Just call it what it really is............a moneygrab.
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Old 01-10-2004, 04:38 PM
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Actually the state requirements have to do with attainment. Florida is lucky as all our pollution blows out to sea.

If an area fails air quality testing it is forced by the federal government to do some form of testing. I imagine the degree or quality of testing has to do with how bad they fail air quality tests.

The government enforces its mandates by withholding highway improvement funds (big bucks)
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We're getting a little off topic here but, 80% of airpollution is caused by industries.
Supposedly, the rest by vehicles.
Would it not make more sense to tackle the gross polluter first?
I stand by my statement.........moneygrab.

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