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1993 Toyota Corolla Question: hydrocarbons

 

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corollaxli, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Addieville, IL, November 25, 2009, 08:39
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My toyota corolla has hydrocarbons [roughly 200ppm] only at idlιng. The other exhaust gas is normal. Is this normal???
If not what the probable cause???
730 rpm
CO………[%vol]……..0.04
CO2……..[%vol]……..15.79
HC………[ppm]………205
O2………[%vol]……...0.07
λ………………………0.996
2600 rpm
CO……….[%vol]……..0.00
CO2……...[%vol]……..15.85
HC……….[ppm]………16
O2……….[%vol]………0.03
λ……………………….1.000
The car does not burn oil. Were checked all sensors and is okay. Ηas a stable idle and good acceleration.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 25, 2009, 09:00
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    Can you please post the readings of all the gases measured? As well as the engine RPMs?

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    November 25, 2009, 09:15
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    Does your Toyota idle smoothly? If so, does it use oil or smoke, especially on start up? If the car does not idle smoothly, then it could be a misfire caused by worn tune up parts, a sticking EGR valve or valves that are too tight and need adjusting.

    If your car uses oil, well then that is usually caused by engine wear.

    Let me know the answers to these questions. I do Emissions work in CA, and have repaired lots of Toyota vehicles.

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