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Old 12-24-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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Emissions Testing??

Ok, so I got a letter in the mail, saying that I have to get the Focus E-Tested before my birthday in March. My question is how well does the Focus do on that test. Has anyone got a bad test or Failed. Just curious.

Oh yeah, by adding the Ford Racing Headers, and Racing Technology Catalatic Converter, will that hurt my chances of passing??? Or should I wait until after the testing is done before installing the new mods


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Old 12-24-2003, 09:07 AM   #2
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im not sure if it will effect your results but maybe it would be a good idea to wait until after the test to put the new mods on
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I remeber looking at the results and the Focus had low emissions compared to what the allowed max was...its no ULEV but it wasnt deplorable
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Are you installing the Ford Racing SHORTY Headers? I have a similar setup but haven't had to do any emissions testing so I couldn't tell you what to expect. I believe I would not take the chance and just wait until after the test to install those mods.
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:50 AM   #5
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Re: Emissions Testing??

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Ok, so I got a letter in the mail, saying that I have to get the Focus E-Tested before my birthday in March. My question is how well does the Focus do on that test. Has anyone got a bad test or Failed. Just curious.

Oh yeah, by adding the Ford Racing Headers, and Racing Technology Catalatic Converter, will that hurt my chances of passing??? Or should I wait until after the testing is done before installing the new mods
Is your MIL (Check Engine Light) on? (or heaven forbid have you eliminated it?) The computer is pretty smart. If you have no MIL, it is extremely likely that all of your emissions equipment is working to spec and you will breeze through the test.

Wait on the install of the mod's, absolutely.
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I have to get my focus e-tested too but I dont think I can because its dropped and kitted, last time I took my honda in which was dropped and kitted to they trashed my body kit and I walked away with lots of cash lol but Id rather not go through all that again and I like my focus
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Ok, so I got a letter in the mail, saying that I have to get the Focus E-Tested before my birthday in March. My question is how well does the Focus do on that test. Has anyone got a bad test or Failed. Just curious.

Oh yeah, by adding the Ford Racing Headers, and Racing Technology Catalatic Converter, will that hurt my chances of passing??? Or should I wait until after the testing is done before installing the new mods
Well, if it is any indication, my bone stock '92 Mustang 5.0 measured 10 HC PPM where 120 is the max. allowable. And 0% CO where 1.00 is max. allowable. I highly doubt you will be anywwhere close to the limits with a stock Focus. Even with the mods, I bet you would still pass easily. Good Luck.
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