At 01:27 AM 4/11/1999 +0000, Peter Schauss wrote:
>When I took one of my "normal" cars in for the annual NY State
>emissions inspection, my mechanic told me that sometime next year
>they will start enforcing a limit on NOX emissions. He said that
>older, high mileage cars generally have significant carbon buildup
>and will, as a result, fail this test. The cure, he said, would
>be an engine rebuild.
>Since he mentioned a figure of about $2k, I suspect that he was
>only talking about pulling the cylinder head and decarbonizing,
>possibly with a valve job thrown in.
>Does anyone have more specific facts on this?
>Any suggestions for preventative maintenance?
>Peter Schauss, Long Island, NY
Snap-On markets a machine call Motorvac. The unit cleans the fuel rail and
decarbonizes. My friend has been using Motorvac in his shop for over one
year. I have used Motorvac on two of my cars and had great results.