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What are your smog test results and what do they mean?
I wanted to compare the results with some others to see how clean the car is, and of course get some interpretation for these results.
I have the two tests for my Buick with me, and later I'll post the tests for the SVT done last year.
The test is the same done in many places, the IM240. In all cases, my car has fast passed. The Buick passed in 31 seconds this time, and in 110 seconds in 2001.
The standard allowed are:
For the 31 second fast pass:
There is no standard for CO2 or NOx
The 87 LeSabre with 126,6xx miles passed with
Two years ago, the car passed the IM240 in 110 seconds, so there are different standards for that test and the standards are:
CO=1.113 (says it is the 2nd Phase Fast Pass)
And my cars results with 73,xxx miles
I was hoping someone familiar with working with a 5 gas analyzer would tell me how my car might be doing and is it running clean enough to pass the emissions standards for a more modern car?
I'll post the Contour SVT results sometime as well for comparison.
The other thing is why such a great swing in the CO2 numbers? I'd expect the CO2 for the 110 second test to be greater than that of the 31 second test. I just wonder if these are peak levels or cumulative values. I've searched for details on the IM240 test, but haven't really found anything that helps.
Finally, the next smog for the SVT will simply be an OBD-II connection. If there are no codes and the MIL works, then the car will pass.
Why run cats at all if they are going to do that?