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Azera smog results after many miles
Didn't see any other smog discussions so I'll gin up a new/nother one.
We bought the 2006 Azera new off the showroom floor and have 127350 miles on it at time of this test.
We haven't yet changed the spark plugs or adjusted the valves. I change oil every 8,000 miles with Pennzoil, Quaker, Castrol or Mobil 1. Using whichever oil I can get for a better price. I only use the Wix oil filter, I think its the 57601.
Also the wife uses the cheapest gas she can find. From time to time I'll fill it with the mid grade (twice a year or thereabouts).
Kumho ECSTA tires provide a great and quiet ride.
This is the first year California has required we get a smog test on the Azera for registration.
Test was done on the roller type machine at 15 mph and 25 mph.
The Max HC (PPM) is 49, Azera measured 3 @ both speeds.
CO(%) max is .47, Azera measured .03 @15mph and .00 @ 25mph.
The NO(PPM) max allowed is 409 @15mph and 696 @25mph, Azera measured 0 at both speeds.
@1663 rpm %CO2 measured 14.8 and 02% is 0.1
@1149 rpm %CO2 measured 14.9 and 02% is 0.0
Passed with flying colors.
Wife drives this car daily including several cross country trips.
When this car finally gives up the ghost we plan to get another Azera or maybe the Genesis. Right now it looks like the car will outlast both of us.
If you are on the fence about the Azera, get one, buy now.
I highly recommend it.