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Old 02-05-08, 10:16 PM
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Any secrets for passing Atlanta emmissions?

Alright, trying to get my "new" RX-7 registered in Atlanta. One problem, the 3" pipe goes from the turbo out the *** of the car. Oops! So, I ordered the high-flow cat from RX-7store.net and I hope that strapping that to the car will make me pass.

However, I was wondering if anyone here knew any secrets to passing emissions around here. Even with the cat, I'm afraid that I won't pass as I have no precat or airpump. Any suggestions?

PM me if it should not be public info. Thanks!
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Old 02-05-08, 10:28 PM
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Here goes something to help you, not really sure.

http://www.emissioncontrolspecialist...emissions.html

I can do some more digging if you provide me with info on that miata in your sig...
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Old 02-06-08, 01:03 AM
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I put a cat on my vert when it was N/A and it DID NOT PASS AT ALL. Failed like 2 categories. I was not pleased, and that was $200 down the tube. I think it's come down to move to a different county or know a guy. I wish my car was an 83.
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Old 02-06-08, 03:10 PM
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secrets? nah...well to ol johnny law, its always a secret...ha killing the planet one rotary at a time...
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Old 02-06-08, 03:33 PM
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If you're close to being grandfathered, it might be worth your time to just buy off a test for the few remaining years you've got to pass.
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Thanks guys! I also live in Miami so my last ditched attempt I will drive down there and register over there.

I'm going to try to change my oil, spark plugs, and fuel filter as well as install the high-flow cat. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
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Old 02-07-08, 06:01 AM
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emissions testing

I do know that once you have spent over 600.00 for repairs on the car then the state will issue you a tag even if it doesnt pass. I am sure you can come up with some receipts for work done on it.
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Originally Posted by Rx7 Restorations View Post
I do know that once you have spent over 600.00 for repairs on the car then the state will issue you a tag even if it doesnt pass. I am sure you can come up with some receipts for work done on it.
Really, I did not know that. How does that work? I had never heard of that loophole before.

Also, has anyone tried running denatured alcohol in an empty gas tank or is that just an urban legend.
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Old 02-11-08, 06:09 AM
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Most likely urban legend, but a good dosing of sea foam might help.
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I have read bad things about sea foam on this forum. You recommend it?
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Soooooo

I went to try emissions today. My cat worked pretty good, but the guy said that I was running rich. Anyone around here know how to tune the FC Commander that can help me out?
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I don't know if this helps but here is what my readings said:

25/25 Test: 50/15 Test:

Reading Allowed Reading Allowed
HC PPM 719 132 Fail 799 136 Fail
CO% 2.98 .73 Fail 2.34 .76 Fail
NOxPPM 203 943 Pass 348 1045 Pass
RPM 1950 3000 max 1762 3000 max
CO+CO2% 15.8 6 min 15.5 6 min
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Mike are you running a factory catalytic converter? If not, I highly recommend borrowing or aquiring one and then run the **** out of the car before you actually get the test done. The hotter the cat gets the more efficient it will be, this is how I got my car to pass back when it was a rotary. If you can't make that happen, send my a PM and I will give you some more information.

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I believe if you have can get a utility bill from you Miami res, you can fill out a out-of-state registration and not have to do emissions by saying the car isn't in state. Look into it. I registrated with a friend in Clarke County. In Georgia, you can co-own a car with anyone. Or you can just find a guy to pay off.
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Out of Area Extensions: To apply for a student, military or business extension, the motorist must: 1) complete an Out of Area Extension application, 2) present documentation to prove the vehicle is out of the area, 3) present documentation to prove the owner/family member is out of the area, and 4) show proof of ownership. The applicant must be temporarily located welloutside the 13-county emission testing area of the state of Georgia. Applications may be acquired from any GCAF Service Center or downloaded from the GCAF website. Motorists may e-mail, fax (404.494.3743 or 770.514.6419), mail or hand-deliver the application to a GCAF Service Center. Vehicles must be tested upon return to the covered area.
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