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Default Hmmm, My new FC did not pass emissions test

So I am trying to get plates for my coach, Colorado requires an emissions test and a certified scale weight ticket (29,800). They put it on a dyno and take it up to 75 MPH (no problem there). It did not pass. They said the 70% was 55% Opacity which is too high. When I picked it up in central Illinois, it had a full fuel tank. The PO said it was pretty old fuel(year or so) and he added an additive called 911 and some Kerosene. She ran awesome. I got down to just under half a tank and put $200 worth of fuel in. Wondering if the 911 and the kerosene is what may have caused the failure. So, a fresh oil change and an air filter is probably in order. I would sure love to run that tank down and have fresh fuel. I did get a 90 day temp tag for it(came home plateless).
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The 3208 is a dirty engine,i ran into theis same issue a few years ago and to get the coach to pass they ran it hard in the mountains and got the engine hot,the fuel hot and it passed.
They did the run and then pulled into the testing place with it hot and panting!
I would not add fuel if i was going to do that hard run,the hot fuel may be important.
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Adjust the set screw on the governor. I failed in AZ first time. I'll find the link.
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Wow. I didn't think emissions would ever be required on a diesel vehicle 30 years old. I have a feeling it would be easier to find an exemption rather than trying to make that old cat environmentally friendly.
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Wow. I didn't think emissions would ever be required on a diesel vehicle 30 years old. I have a feeling it would be easier to find an exemption rather than trying to make that old cat environmentally friendly.

I agree.
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Read post 13 and do the opposite. After passing the inspection, turn the screw back out.


Turn the screw in 4/5 full turns, put it all back together. The exhaust should be white/gray or clear but no power.


After passing SMOG, turn the screw back out.


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California has diesel smog inspection for 98 and newer.
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California has diesel smog inspection for 98 and newer.
Not statewide, I'm happy to say. No smog for any vehicle in Humboldt County.
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Read post 13 and do the opposite. After passing the inspection, turn the screw back out.


Turn the screw in 4/5 full turns, put it all back together. The exhaust should be white/gray or clear but no power.


After passing SMOG, turn the screw back out.




Too Easy...
We will give it a try. Thanks so much!!
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Colorado's diesel emissions program is an outdated pain in the a**. In addition to your other annual registration costs, you will be required to take the bus to a private facility every year and pay for an emissions test. The fee is close to $100 depending on where you go, and if you don't pass, you will have to pay for "repairs" to pass the test.

I will never register a diesel vehicle in Denver again. I just sold a 2007 diesel grand cherokee. Emissions was one of the reasons. That vehicle was all-wheel-drive. There was only one facility in the metro area that had an AWD dyno, and they charged extra for the privilege.

I would suggest that Colorado coaches are a good case for alternative registrations.
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