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Old 09-18-2014, 12:59 PM
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Failed smog- please advise :)

Well, first time in 17 years the prelude failed smog. the results are:



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Re: Failed smog- please advise :)

Tell CA and the EPA where to stick it.

Thankfully I live in America for now and don't have to deal with this load of horse ****.

Clean egr? New converter? Different oil? Bribe?

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Well, first time in 17 years the prelude failed smog. Any ideas?
I looked up on Google and found that a high HC (Hydrocarbon) count is most likely caused by an incomplete burn of the gasoline being introduced into the combustion chamber. Here is the link, as well as what I know could cause this issue:

What causes high HC. What causes high Hydrocarbon - SmogTips.com. Failed HC Emissions. Why did my car fail the emission test for high HC emissions. What is HC. My vehicle failed the emission test for high Hydrocarbons. Why my car produced high HC. Hi

How new are your spark plugs, Wires, Cap & Rotor? If any of these are not in tip-top shape, they can cause a weak spark, which wouldn't completely ignite all the fuel in the chamber.

What about your timing? If it is set too soon, or too late, it wouldn't ignite the fuel at the right time, which could also cause an incomplete burn.

Hope this is helpful. I'd go with the things that are cheaper first... Like you can clean your plugs if you have a wire brush... I use a Dremel with a wire brush attachment. Just check to make sure that the electrodes aren't worn. If so, spend the $12-$20 for new ones.
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Tell CA and the EPA where to stick it.

Thankfully I like in America for now and don't have to deal with this load of horsesh1t.
You tell 'em olddudelude!!
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