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Old 08-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Need help -- failed NJ emissions for the idle reading

Passed with flying colors all around except on the idle reading for HC ppm. The standard for this measure is 220 and I scored a 456. I just changed the plugs and fuel filter about a week before going for the inspection. Is it just a fluke? For reference the "high idle" standard is again 220 and I scored a 149.

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What were the idle test results for CO - measured and passing limit? What were the results for the high idle CO and NOx?

Initial thought would be leaking injector(s), but knowing full test results may indicate other issues.
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Thanks for getting back to me. Attached below are the results from the Eatontown inspection station.

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I'd pull the rails up, pressure the fuel system, and look for drips.
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So basically pull the rails up and ignition on?
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I'd pull the rails up, pressure the fuel system, and look for drips.
+1 on this.
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Re: Need help -- failed NJ emissions for the idle reading

Thanks for the advice. I didn't find any "drips" like I thought I would visually but I did get a little fuel on my finger when I rubbed my finger on one of the injector nozzles. I believe it is cylinder number 1 (driver side front most cylinder). Should I replace just this one or all of them? There is about 147,000 miles on the car if I remember correctly. Also should I use standard OEM injectors or any type of upgrade?
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