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tommy3rd

Please help me make sense of these numbers...

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I recently bought this 2003 C4 cabriolet with 52k miles. When I test drove it, everything sounded great, it ran great, and the whole car looked good. I checked the oil for any milky looking stuff, checked the battery, and coolant color and level. According to a couple friends, I seem to have gotten this car for a very cheap price ($33k), almost "too good to be true". It still runs great and the engine sounds great, however it has not been inspected for emissions (waiting on registration). I was wondering if I'll have trouble passing inspection. here are the results of a live scan i did while running idle using some OBD scanning software. are any of these values something I should worry about? Will it pass emission standards as long as they see no trouble codes?

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Congrats on the purchase.

Not enough data for emissions.

You would need a PST2 or PIWIS to see the OBD2 readiness check status.

A Durametric might provide more info regarding potential SMOG issues as well as other useful PPI data.

As long as the car runs fine and there are no CELs I wouldn't worry about passing SMOG.

Edited by logray

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the only CEL i got was a misfire on cylinder 1 (P0301) when it rained here for a week. when things dried and I cleared the error, the error hasn't returned. i wasn't concerned when it happened because the engine still sounded normal.

Edited by tommy3rd

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Don't know about the codes, but sounds to me you got a great deal on a great car. Believe me, it gets to be more fun every day

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ok, replaced all plugs and coil packs but cylinder 1 misfire (p0301) still happens only when it rains a lot. is there anything else that would throw that error when something gets wet? the car runs great and sounds great, even when the CEL gets triggered. The CEL error is more of an annoyance than a problem.

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is it safe to assume that this is not a critical part and won't cause further damage if not replaced right away?

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You read out shows a MIL OFF meaning no codes are present. Not sure about New Jersey Emissions but with the readings you are showing, it should be no problem. They most likely will use a sniff test on the tail pipe and if no MIL light is set it will pass.

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