according to the test it says its at 10 degrees... i failed just the emissions part at 15mph... visual i passed. i had the timing checked before by a light and it was 15.5??? i have to question the place i did it at... these guys wouldnt know performance if it hit em on the head!
so you set it to stock timing and passed? let me know exactly. tomorrow i will replace the o2 sensor and probably adjust the timing a little bit.
also would it be a good idea to dump some octane boost in there?
WOW! 10 degrees? Well I think if you crank it up to stock at 16, you should pass. If you question what stock timing is, it should be labeled on one of the stickers on the inside of your hood. It should read somthing like Timing: 16 +/-2 BTDC.
I'll try to see if I can scan my smog scheck that I did back in Oct for you, if I can find it. I had the same problem. Failed the 15mph, but passed the 25mph (or was it 35mph) one.
And yeah, those guys at the smog check stations don't know a thing. But since they saw the JRSC sign on my blower, they asked to see CARB EO numbers for it. Then from there they also asked for the CARB EO numbers for the intake too. It all depends on the place your doing it at. Some places they can pass you and other places they can be a bitch and nail you for anything that doesn't have a CARB EO number or if its not stock.
i went and checked my O2 sensor... FRIED!!! Looks like it was soaked in coolant at one point.
now i am getting that replace ($200 for the sensor, F*CK ME!!!)
And now my crazy mods will have to wait... GOD DAMN SMOG NAZI's!!! My catalytic converter was like nearly $200 a while back, also! Freakin bad enough that they gotta harrass us... they also need to gouge us on the price of smog legal replacement parts. No guages, no MAP sensor, no Hondata... but i do get a nifty lil O2 sensor! WOW!!!
Oh well, maybe my fried O2 sensor was contributing to my "lack of power" problem... If this fixes that, too then I guess i can be happy...
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