Hey Salt Laker K5ers! Need a Favor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

    May 11, 2000
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    Tucson Az
    My nephew lives in Sandy Utah. He's having a real hard time getting his blazer to pass emissions. Can someone throw me a bone and tell me where I can send him get his blazer taken care of.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
  2. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

    Aug 16, 2000
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    I went to the Smog Shop on North Redwood Road. I think it is about 6th South. The ten mile drive from Sandy should have the engine nice and hot which helps.

    They still have to check your emission because of the state owned emmision equipment.

    I have full time 4wd and had barely failed so the guy said the rpm's could be as high as 1100 and he just pushed on the gas pedal and upped my RPM to get it to pass. I guess fulltime vehicles are harder to pass because they are idling vs rear wheel drive which they put on the roller allowing a load to be put on the engine.

    There are no guarentees he will pass. He has to have a carb that is working correctly or close to correct to pass. I remeber one year the guy at the Smog Shop adjusted the carb for free.

    Anyway, have him be real nice and polite to the younger guy(30) with dark hair that drives a ford pickup. The other two guys there are older(45+).

    Good luck.

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  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

    Mar 31, 2001
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    actually I think he can registery his car in another county. I don't think all counties in Utah require emissions so he could check into that.

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  4. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

    Mar 8, 2001
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    Clearfield Ut.
    Salt Lake County (Sandy/SLC) have a state run loaded emissions testing. So, I'm guessing there isn't much fudging with the insectors. They are suposed to test all 3 gasses. (CO / Hc / Nox).

    Davis county and Weber county are a unloaded 2 speed, 2 gas test (Nox is a visual inspec) -

    Give me some details and I might be able to help. (like the tail-pipe readings, all of 'em)

    Otherwise. Have him do the standerd "pre-insection program".
    - Change the engine oil. Just before he goes in for the test.
    - Check/change the air filter and PVC
    - Check/change cap, roter, plug-wires, spark-plugs. If the plugs are in need of being changed, run some top-engine cleaner before he changes the plugs.
    - Set timeing to spec.
    - Idle her up a bit.
    - Run low octane Chevron gas.
    - Get the converter HOT. Drive it like he stole it, lots of hard excelleration freeway miles, then go test it- fast.

    Good luck

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