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Old 08-05-2003, 10:01 PM
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Failed Nitrogen oxide Emissions

My 1987 300E just failed Maryland emmision control. The Nitrogen Oxide was a bit too high. Car had 3.2 where 2.8 is max permisable. Can anyone tell me what I must do to the engine to bring the Nitrogen down to an acceptable level?

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Old 08-05-2003, 10:17 PM
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Chances are you are running a bit lean -- this means higher combustion temps and hence a little more NOx. I'd say you needed to clean the EGR, but you (thankfully) don't have one.

Check for vac leaks -- at this age, ALL the rubber hoses on the engine are suspect, plan on replacing all of them, including the crankcase ventilation restriction. Don't overlook the idle control valve hoses.

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Old 08-05-2003, 10:50 PM
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Thanks Peter

I just did a search and consequently was ready to go out and ream out the tube to my EGR. I'm glad you told me that the car does not have one. I would have been searching for hours trying to find it in the dark.

I'll do that check on the hoses. What must I do to richen up the mixture a tad?
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:23 AM
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If a vacuum hose is leaking, you're sucking in air, thereby leaning out the mixture.

Replacing a leaking hose would eliminate this problem and therefore "richen" the mixture.
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