Right before you take it in for inspection, head it out to the interstate
and get it
hot, kick it down to blow it out, clear out the egr, I failed a emission
test and my
mechanic told me to do that. When I came back, after the little trip, it
passed with flying colors.
Hydrocarbons, that is , and this was at my Chevy dealership.
Are you in downstate NY because their the only area of NY that has
'strict' emmission testing. I am a licensed inspector in upstate NY
and only 96 and newer vehicles have to be hooked up to the states
inspection machine. 95 and older are just an old fashioned
inspection. So again, unless you're downstate(and you may be) you're
worrying about nothing. Metro NYC is a totally different animal when
it comes to emmission testing. Just thought this might ease your mind
if.....good luck firstname.lastname@example.org
Think you guys have it bad,, In Ontario Canada we have to test every 2
years (if keep it) and if we buy a car or truck.. it has to have been tested
within one year of date of purchase or it has to be tested. Cars made 1988
and up have to be done no matter what. Every year they lower the readings to
the point where a mint running car 15 years old has no chance !!! GOD DAMN
Government always in your pocket!!!
When Ohio still had Echeck in some areas (mine at the time) they went
back 25 YEARS!!! I had a truck that had to pass it too. It did every
time first try. It was a old Jeep truck with a CAT I put on it from a
old Ford pickup when they started testes in mid 90's. (when I bought
truck in 85 it was missing CAT) After it passed the last time, they
did away with complete program a few years ago.
Down here in New Jersey the state used to inspect yearly. In the seventies
it started as looking to see if the cat was in place and the unleaded
restrictor in place in the filler tube. Then it went to exhaust analyzer,
then to running the car on dyno with analyzer. Now it's plugging into the
OBD port for a pass report and a 2 yr sticker.
14 days to get it inspected when buying a used vehicle, 30 days to fix it if
New cars get a 4 yr free ride then the 2 yr cycle starts.
So you can see we actually have gotten better but the 4 yr pass on a new
vehicle is crazy because high mileage drivers can crank on 100k miles before
getting the vehicle looked at. Lots of brake/tail lights out & other issues
with the average no / low maintenance drivers on the road.
NY guys have been sliding way longer than us, welcome to the state emissions
If you have not changed the oil in a while or it is close, do it. I am in NC
and had to do it a couple of days prior to the test, My vehicle is exactly
the same as yours (85 S-10, 4wd, 2.8 carbed). This came from the guy that I
had do the emissions inspection. I failed the first emission test (which I
did not change the oil). I went home, changed it, waited two days and went
back. Passed with that time and every time since, though I was close. Last
year NC changed the emissions to OBDII only and now I just get a regular
safety inspection (yeah !).
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