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mondial qv emissions questions

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by mikeg, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. mikeg

    mikeg Rookie

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I have an 85 mondial qv euro that recently failed a state emissions test. The HC part. I guess it means that there is unburned gas or something that relates to that issue.

    I was surprised because it passed last year with and has had little mileage..
    I pulled the plugs and they smelled a little gassy....

    any easy sugestions?

    Mike
     
  2. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    If it is a Euro, the EPA/DOT paperwork should document either an emissions exemption or a previously approved/tested level. Not sure about your state requirements.

    I believe the US qvs had dual cats that the euros did not have. That being said, you may can tweak (lean) the K-jetronic mixture enough, at least temporarily, to pass emissions using an exhaust sniffer. That would be the first thing I would try if the car does not have an exemption.

    Good luck!
    rt
     
  3. abarthracer

    abarthracer Formula Junior

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    Try and run the car till it is nice and hot before you take it in. Also, this is going to sound crazy, but I have seen it work. Change over to Synthetic oil. Plus a new set of plugs is a good Idea and maybe even a step hotter than you have now. Good luck.I am getting a QV this spring so would appreciate how you make out.
    David
     
  4. davem

    davem F1 Veteran
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    Does your Mondial have cats installed? If not you might have to install some. If so you can buy one cheaply for $250ish. Not sure where the euro exhaust would mate up to it. Im assuming there is a straight pipe where the cat might be?
     
  5. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    David - OBTW
    Terrific cars!! Can't wait to see the double bubble restored!
    best
    Russ
     
  6. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    The Euro exhaust system is quite different than the US. If you do decide to add the cats, a good custom muffler shop can work something out. Would suggest using a two cat system like the US qvs instead of single like the later 3.2s.
    Good luck
     
  7. abarthracer

    abarthracer Formula Junior

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    Actually long story on those 2 cars, but I will include a picture of my "intact" cars.
    Thanks
     

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