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What other replacement or repair would be needed after changing the spark plugs & wires in a 1995 Chevy S-10 4.3 L. Vortec engine, that dropped the (1)HC from 2.99 down to (1.78) & the (2)CO down from 46.85 to (25.94), to be able to pass that emissions test? The NOx actually rose from (3)1.75 to (2.49). The Applicable Standards are in the above order at 1.60, 20.00 & 3.00. As for the CO2, it was at 521.70; and if there's a standard for it, I haven't seen it yet. I've got the air & fuel line filters to replace next. Is there anything else that any of You know of that I should try so I can pass, Other than maybe...the O2 sensor? Don't want to go with the code reading solution?, because of the expense of time & money that process of elimination will require. Thank You guys for your time, knowledge &/or advice! WannaBeMechaniC

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Your way rich--as far as CO
If you have that fuel system, with the pressure regulator and plastic spyders with poppet valves,under the intake manifold,I bet it is leaking.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

  • MechaniCarl Oct 17, 2010

    Took it to an ASE Auto Tech, (Sam's Auto) and their solution was a fuel injector - $300, hose kit - 118.18, manifold gasket set - 21.64 and shop supplies @ 32.68 2.7 hours labor for a total of $757.14. Wasn't the O2 sensor or CAT which was good after all. The guy said the CC would've been next, if I didn't catch it this time. Guaranteed to Pass anywayyyyy, or they'll repair or replace whatever's needed. So, manifold gaskets was part of it...Thanx for your input pczapp <> from New AKA WannaBeMechani-Carl



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