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09-23-08, 04:38 AM
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Posted By bliffle

The cat on the 83 was put in 4 years ago, but it...

The cat on the 83 was put in 4 years ago, but it was only $200 installed, so it may have been just a cheap aftermarket unit.
09-22-08, 11:52 PM
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Posted By bliffle

The ACV seems to be working right. I'm...

The ACV seems to be working right.

I'm starting to think that replacing the cat might be the best. Even if it isn't the actual problem it should cleanup the HC.

I can't believe it's the carb,...
09-22-08, 04:53 PM
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Posted By bliffle

I'm going to try getting someone like Ivan to...

I'm going to try getting someone like Ivan to tune it before I start pulling parts out. If I do that then it's the carb first (which shows no sign of ovehaul otherwise), then the ACV, the the cat,....
09-17-08, 07:14 PM
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Posted By bliffle

Aha! So maybe I should richen it a little and...

Aha! So maybe I should richen it a little and retest!

I can probably check that cannister hose with an airpump.
09-17-08, 06:16 PM
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Posted By bliffle

The PnP ACV I have is from a CA PnP so I'm...

The PnP ACV I have is from a CA PnP so I'm guessing it's CA rather than federal.

Those ACVs cost about $400 from mazdatrix! I'm guessing that just the diaphragm (are there 2?) ruptures, or...
09-17-08, 04:33 PM
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Posted By bliffle

Really? I suppose it's possible, especially...

Really?

I suppose it's possible, especially since my O2 number is so low.

Too bad I don't have an easier way to check emissions that's better than spending $25 (average) at the Smog shop. I...
09-17-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By bliffle

Well, I read the California DMV website about...

Well, I read the California DMV website about smog stuff, and it recommended I call the Bureau of Automotive Repair, so I did. The number is 800-952-5210 and you have to push through a few voice...
09-17-08, 01:36 PM
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Views: 1,225
Posted By bliffle

Sounds like it's erratic, from your description,...

Sounds like it's erratic, from your description, so it MAY be crap in the fuel.
09-17-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

ACV, eh? Well, I can see that possibility. A...

ACV, eh? Well, I can see that possibility. A couple years ago while getting a Smog Check on the 83 the mechanic called me and recommended a new cat, so I said OK since it was 'only' $200 installed....
09-16-08, 08:01 PM
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Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

Nuts! The 83 failed again, with even higher HC! ...

Nuts! The 83 failed again, with even higher HC!

I leaned it out to where it started to stumble and hunt, and then backed off (CCW) 1/2 turn. Changed plugs, added some alcohol to the tank, and the...
09-15-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

Here's my plan for a free re-test: 1-new...

Here's my plan for a free re-test:

1-new plugs
2-check timing
3-add alcohol
4-drive an hour before going in.
09-15-08, 02:59 PM
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Posted By bliffle

It's probably because the new smog tests require...

It's probably because the new smog tests require a dynomometer for the actual pass/fail test.

Anyway, I still have to figure out what to do about the Fuel Evaporative Test, i.e., the charcoal...
09-15-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By bliffle

I think that a DCGB, Dual Clutch Gear Box, which...

I think that a DCGB, Dual Clutch Gear Box, which is electrically controlled, could be used this way. In fact, I think they already are.
09-15-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By bliffle

I'll be under the hoods of both the 85 and 83 and...

I'll be under the hoods of both the 85 and 83 and get some pix later this afternoon.
09-15-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

My 83 failed too, just barely. I can see the...

My 83 failed too, just barely.

I can see the mixture screw on the 83, so, since the idle was good, I started the tuning process with the mixture screw by turning it in (CW) until it started to...
09-14-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

I'll try rocking the cap , after I remove the air...

I'll try rocking the cap , after I remove the air cleaner : the whole thing, to get access to the two screws.

Meanwhile, I gotta lean out my 83 which flunked with high HC because it's running too...
09-14-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

that style door panel is in my SE so I just...

that style door panel is in my SE so I just removed the grab handle (had to remove the panel to loosen the lower screw) and now I have OK kneeroom, even with the standard fullsize wheel.
09-12-08, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By bliffle

Do you have 60psi fuel pressure? Have you...

Do you have 60psi fuel pressure?

Have you checked the ignition timing with a timing light?

Are your plugs fouled?
09-11-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

I hope it can be solved by adjusting the idle and...

I hope it can be solved by adjusting the idle and mixture screws. I have the instructions from Sterling, I have the loooonnngg shaft screwdriver, now I have to remove the air cleaner (the whole...
09-11-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

This is a stock 12A with nikki carb, low mileage,...

This is a stock 12A with nikki carb, low mileage, and never has been a problem. But it's been sitting around unused (except for weekly airing out), but it's been idling low ever since I replaced the...
09-10-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By bliffle

CA smog: what causes my bad smog report?

Here's my actual smog report. This car has always passed easily and I put in a Bonerz cat about 5 years ago. But last year I replaced the intake manifold orings, or rather, my inept mechanic did....
09-07-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,474
Posted By bliffle

lots of fun!

lots of fun!
09-07-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,474
Posted By bliffle

Sounds good! Got any pix? Car, engine,...

Sounds good!

Got any pix? Car, engine, anything?
09-07-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By bliffle

The smog report looks odd to me. HC and CO very...

The smog report looks odd to me. HC and CO very high, but CO2 and O2 and NO very low. Sure looks like a mixture problem.
09-06-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By bliffle

Yes, please. You can PM me if you want to not...

Yes, please. You can PM me if you want to not broadcast it.

All the vacuum hoses seem flexible, almost like new. This car has always been treated well, covered or garaged.
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