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Main Title Evaluation of Restorative Maintenance on Exhaust Emissions from 1975/1976 In-Use Automobiles in California.
Author Farrell, Patrick ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Technology Assessment and Evaluation Branch.
Year Published 1978
Report Number 78-4;
Stock Number PB-288 399
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution ; Maintenance ; Performance evaluation ; Inspection ; California ; Statistical data ; Corrective maintenance ; Light duty vehicles ; San Francisco(California) ; General Motors vehicles ; Ford vehicles ; Chrysler vehicles ; Motor vehicles(1975 models) ; Motor vehicles(1976 models)
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NTIS  PB-288 399 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract
This paper describes the results of emissions testing on one hundred 1975-76 Model Year vehicles in California conducted by the U.S. EPA from March 1977 to Jan. 1978. The vehicles were moderate-mileage models of three major domestic manufacturers. Each was obtained randomly from private individuals and was subject to a series of tests before and after various stages of tune-up. The findings confirm the poor initial pass-rate of in-use vehicles and the ultimate ability of most vehicles to meet their applicable standards once maladjustments and disablements have been corrected. In comparing these results with those of 49 state vehicles in an identical program, the California vehicles exhibited lower absolute emission levels but were quite similar when displayed in relation to their more stringent standards.