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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 06:32 AM
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my '68 Baja came with the emissions results when i bought it, it passed everything but idle, anyone know why it would be failing at idle? I'm thinking valves or a carb adjustment is in order.

*to be honest, i don't think it's right that i should need to get emissions testing on a vehicle that is 40 years old*


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If the COs are high then its running too rich or had a cylinder mis-firing. Post up the numbers and we will help you out if we can.

I agree that a 40 year old car going through emissions is crap, but in AZ if its 67 or newer it has to unless you have collecter car insurance.


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If the COs are high then its running too rich or had a cylinder mis-firing. Post up the numbers and we will help you out if we can.

I agree that a 40 year old car going through emissions is crap, but in AZ if its 67 or newer it has to unless you have collecter car insurance.

Alright, sorry it took so long, i was without internet for a few days while our house was cleaned.

here are the numbers:


Hydrocarbons in PPM: (Idle Reading): 1198
(Idle Standard): 500

Carbon Monoxide in %: (Idle Reading): 7.23
(Idle Standard): 5.50

RESULTS: CO=Fail HC=Fail


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Sounds like a dead cylinder, and/or a carb thats in need of a kit.


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bugz, you a smart cookie... i would never know what to do with all them numeros... never liked math. or numbers for that reason


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Sounds like a dead cylinder, and/or a carb thats in need of a kit.

any suggestions on what i should do? clean the carb, adjust it? i need this thing to pass emissions or i'm out of a vehicle. my loaner car (from Grandma) is about to lose the tranny, so i'm trying to finish up my Baja as fast as possible.


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First thing is take a compression test and make sure you have 4 good cylinders. IF the compression is OK then throw in a new set of plugs (bosch supers W8AC, DO NOT BUY BOSCH PLATINUMS!!!!) then rebuild the carb. What carb do you have anyway? from the sound of it I bet its a 2 bbl weber progressive. If thats the case you may need another carb. If the car is drivable you can swing it by and I can give it a quick look.


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it dang near passed last time, i got a PASS PASS PASS FAIL. i failed the Hydrocarbons by 369, so JUST BARELY!

i took it in yesterday with half a tank of supreme and a "GURANTEED TO PASS EMMISSIONS" -or your money back- additive, it failed BAD! i couldn't figure it out, so that eve when i was changing my oil and gaskets, i notices i was missing a spark plug cable tip, (Well there's yer problem!)
i was only fireing on 3 cylinders, so fixed that, got new oil in it, it's running like a champ! i'm going to lean out my carb just a bit, and i'm sure i'll pass today.

umm, anyone know how many times a week you can go to emmissions before they start getting mad? lol they know my bug very well now... Rolling Eyes


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i need to be at work today by 1:00 ,and tomarrow @ 3:00, so i may have time to come visit you Bugzyla, send me your address and i'll shoot over there before i head to emmissions today.


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umm, anyone know how many times a week you can go to emmissions before they start getting mad? lol they know my bug very well now...

They don't get mad, they just keep asking for more $$...

...like a stripper.

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to answer your question about the Carb BugZyla, it's a Single barrel BOCAR (made in MEXICO!), i also have 2 other carbs that came with the car, one is a 2 barrel, and i haven't looked at the other one, just glanced at it and said, "Yep, Thats a carb"

i've leaned it out a full turn, it has niether helped nor hurt it seems. i'm purchasing new spark plugs and spark plug cables tomarrow, because i'm getting a misfire somewhere they told me @ emissions.

well, so far i've taken this thing to emissons 3 times now, and they have all been failures,

HERES TO GETTING MY BAJA ON THE ROAD... and off... probably more off than on BUT ANYWAY, lets get this done Razz


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