OK....I passed smog....as some of you know I had trouble passing California emissions, however I finally (unexpectedly) passed...here's what I did...I just ran the truck for about 6-8 weeks as normal, tinkered with it here and there but nothing extensive, I put Marvel mystery oil in it all the time and ran 87 octane...the truck ran fantastic...my exhaust system was a gen 2 style exhaust manifold and straight pipe through a 24" cherry bomb glass pack...just before I went in for the test I changed the oil again. I put the old catalytic converter and a new muffler on, even though my plugs were snow white all the time I still passed...barely, squeeked by.... but now I'm compliant...the second test run was at a "test only" station...I have a feeling now the original "test and repair" station may have somehow jacked the numbers hoping to get a repair out of the deal...I don't know that for sure but that is my thought, so a second opinion was worth the cost...thanks to all who helped with valuable advise.
It could be the cat is getting old. It happens.
Whoops meant cat not car
Last edited by camoit; 04-03-2016 at 08:43 PM.
Good news ratesheet ! I wondered what happened with this.