Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 09:50:06 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: EGR Valve


In article <BBDE3C27.B145%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk says... > > How is yours disabled, or did Malbrad remove it completely? Mine is left as is, but it was one of their recommends while he was giving the car a look over. > > I asked about emissions probs, and they said "Will probably pass > > easier". > > BTW, as your is pre-92, it doesn't need a cat, and has to only reach > > 3.5% CO and 1200ppm Hydrocarbons to pass. My battered old Skoda Estelle > > managed that with a very worn Jikov 12 year old Jikov carb that leaked > > and rattled like a mad thing. > > I see - so there *are* different rules depending on whether you have a cat. > Okay, I'm not half so worried now. So long as everything is running right - > good oil, fuel, ignition, compression and mixture - I'm sure it can't be > that bad. Mid '92 was when CATs become compulsory fitment from new, and emission regs tightened right down at the same time. My old Favorit was Jan 92 with carb and no cat. mid '92 modles were VW style Bosch injection, and a cat. Thats it, do the filters, give it an oil change, and check it is tuned up, and you shouldn't go wrong. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot. http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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