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Main Title I/M new technology vehicle testing support contract : final report.
CORP Author EG and G Automotive Research, Inc., Alexandria, VA. Virginia Testing Lab.;Environmental Protection Branch, Ann Arbor, MI. Inspection and Maintenance Branch.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control,]
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 460/3-86-003; EPA-68-03-32222
Stock Number PB86-213394
OCLC Number 757556338
Subjects Automobiles--Pollution control devices--Maintenance and repair. ; Automobiles--Pollution control devices--Inspection.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Exhaust emissions ; Motor vehicles ; Inspection ; Hydrocarbons ; Carbon monoxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Automobile exhaust ; Exhaust gases
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ELCD  EPA 460-3-86-003 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/26/2011
NTIS  PB86-213394 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation [i], 5, [17] ; 28 cm.
The purpose of the report was to determine the causes of high in-use emissions for 1981 and newer passenger car vehicles. The Virginia Testing Laboratory (VTL) of EG & G Automotive Research Inc. was to procure 100 1981 or newer vehicles (but no 1983 or 1984 model year Chrysler vehicles equipped with 2.2. liter fuel injected engines and automatic transmissions). The VTL subjected each vehicle to an initial idle screening and inspection and based on the results, to an Federal test procedure(FTP) and various short cycle tests. The vehicle then received corrective maintenance, reinspection at a Maryland I/M station, and a second sequence of tests. Of the 91 cars tested in the program, 88 passed the Maryland standard of 1.2 percent carbon monoxide (CO) and 220 ppm Hydrocarbon (HC) after the first series of repairs, two cars required a second set of repairs (i.e., new catalysts) to pass, and time ran out before the one remaining car could be repaired to pass.
Final report. "EPA 460/3-86-003." Cover title. "EPA Contract No. 68-03-3222, Task Assignment 1-1." "October 1985."