- February 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm #11213
1994 Plymouth Voyager
Odometer: 216000 Kilometers
Engine: 3L , 6 cylinder
(engine rebuilt about 4 years ago)
I live in Toronto, Canada where we need an emission test every 2 years.
I did the emission test last year, and passed, but not by much. My mechanic said I would need to change my catalytic converter to pass the test next year. I can afford to change it now, but need a second opinion as to whether changing the catalytic will improve my results compared to last year. Here are the results from last year:
ASM 2525/CURB IDLE TAILPIPE EMISSIONS RESULTS:
———ASM 2525 TEST====================== CURB IDLE TEST
————Limit—— Reading—— Result========== Limit——– Reading——– Result
HC ppm —0054 ——0046 ———PASS=========== 0200——- 0038———– PASS
CO % ——00.30 —–00.03——— PASS========== 01.00——–00.01———- PASS
NO ppm—- 757——- 583———– PASS========== N/A——— N/A———— N/A
————-RPM ——1988 ———-VALID ==========RPM —— –0781 ———–VALID
————-Dilution —14,73 ———VALID ==========Dilution—– 14,21———- VALID
Can anyone interpret these results??
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
- April 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm #13736
The readings from the previous emission test are actually pretty good. Not sure why he suggested getting a catalytic converter for next time, unless he saw something strange. It could possibly be getting rusted out, or the internals are coming apart which will affect flow. Most times, at least here in the USA, a faulty catalytic converter will set a trouble code. Your vehicle being a 1994 model may not be the latest diagnostic version to do so, but a shop can usually put a ‘sniffer’ on it to tell if it’s going bad. At this point I would say not to replace it unless you have really good cause to.