In Reply to: Passing CA Emissions posted by Eric Fowler on March 03, 2000 at 11:20:26:
There's a number of ways to get away with emissions. Clean the intakes very good (two person needed for the v12). make sure the air
filters are clean, make sure the pcv valves, its hose, and connections are not clogged. Theres
some stuff you can buy at the auto store that helps lower emissions (pour in tank).
Cat's get clogged but you'd really notice the lack of power.
My 90 mustang lx would pretty much pass without cats (haha) but of course they look under the car, and well , it ended up costing $125 for a "Guaranteed pass" at a seedy neighborhood. $125 for two years of smog here (atlanta) is not bad considering its cheaper than having cat's put on and losing the power. If you have any muscle car head-friends, ask them for a place that will Certainly pass you're car , if *all else fails*.
Be nice to your 750 and tune it up. air filters, intake cleaner,plugs,clean the distributor/caps, should all be good. If the O2's are bad you'll be getting a check engine light.
: My 88 750 is not even coming close to passing emissions. Besides taking it to a dealer and paying out the wazoo, what are my other options? I am thinking of doing plugs/wires b/c it probably needs them anyway. Any other suggestions? It is supposed to have new O2 sensors. It was my immpression that Cats were either 100% good or 100% bad, no in between. Mine have not overheated or clogged up so could these really be the cause? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.