Join Date: May 2001
Location: Long Island, NY
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Tricks to pass emissions testing?
Hello all. It's been a while since I've been on the board. (Funny how life can "get in the way" like that.) I hope this post finds everyone in good health.
Anyway....The lovely state I live in will yank my registration if they don't get a passing inspection on my CJ-7 soon. As it stands now, the shop really isn't concerned with a visual inspection, just as long as it passes the dyno sniffer.
Here's some background info,
-258 with no emissions equipment (none of it worked anyway)
-Weber 32/36 tuned for best idle quality (roughly 650rpm)
-Fuel pressure regulator set at 3 lbs (any less and it stumbles on the street)
-Timing set at 9 degrees
-Cap, rotor, plugs and wires about 4 months old (original AMC/Ford Duraspark style, NOT TR upgraded...maybe I'm just dumb, but it seemed to run well with the stock style stuff.)
-New catalytic converter (no air input, just a regular in/out converter)
Overall it runs well, the plugs are pretty clean and the exhaust is clear, no smoke. I am concerned that it will not pass however due to the fact that I can still smell the exhaust somewhat, even after the cat gets hot. Are there any tricks or short term miracle fixes that will help to pass the sniffer? Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
P.S. I've done a search on this but I came away somewhat empty handed.