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    So I recently tried doing emissions and well let’s say it came back with extremely high hydrocarbons (1000) on my 88 ford festiva. Any idea on how I could fix that?

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    Carb cleaning or overhaul is usually good for some improvement. Check EGR connections and vacuum hoses, if they are still are- I took it ALL off on my 88 , capped the plugs,and the car never ran better afterwards- probably not that legal in smog tests places though. (It's a 1.3 small little 4 banger, and even the specs on the EGR components only claim changes in percentages of a percent.)

    The catalytic converter- which is a piece of screen door in a forward resonator- is actually DESIGNED to fill up with carbon gunk and that then allows it to accumulate further up in the exhaust chain. That may need replacing, or by-passing at least.
    Last edited by harpon; 11-08-2019, 04:44 PM.

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      Originally posted by 20elozano View Post
      So I recently tried doing emissions and well let’s say it came back with extremely high hydrocarbons (1000) on my 88 ford festiva. Any idea on how I could fix that?
      Did you drive the car to get the engine real good and hot prior to the emission test? A cold engine, especially carb'd will cause high readings like that.
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