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How to get hc ppm down on 1991deville 4.9 - 1991 Cadillac DeVille

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It could be from unburnt fuel. Try a new catalytic converter. Have the muffler shop install a Universal type converter not an OEM. Universal type is much cheaper. Be sure to keep your old converter. You can recycle it for enough money to pay for the new converter installation. Don't let the muffler shop have it. They recycle those things for big bucks. If they want it ,sellit to them. I had a universal converter put on my Buick Park Avenue for $150.00, including labor. Recycled the old converter for $197.00 the same day. The old original equipment converters are worth a lot more than the newer ones because of the platinum pellets inside.

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I would google vehicle exhaust gases & do some studying

Given it is a 1992-- 22 year old vehicle & don't know how old
the motor is !

159 is HC & a lot of unburnt fuel

NO may be an egr issue along with overheating

Best study the gases & what is required to address them

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You current oil has HC from blow by though the rings.

Do a fresh oil change will lower the HC.

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Change spark plugs,wires,cap and rotor if they are over 24,000 miles
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Make the smog check appointment for the EARLY MORNING. Colder air will help the fuel burn better.

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Clean or change the air filter and pcv valve.

Clean Mass Air Flow sensor with CRC Mass Air flow cleaner or electronic part cleaner.

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Do a quick wipe down on the wires and cap to take the moisture off.

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Check spark plug wire contacts for corrosion.

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Fill the tank to around 3/4.......just in case your fuel pump is weak.

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Ran the truck for 20+ minutes on highway before the test.

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Do not carry excessive cargo on the truck bed.


These are the little things I would do to get the HC and CO down.


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