Hello everyone here on club-lexus. Im Very happy to be a part of this community.
I live in the state of Connecticut. My name is Jay. This is my first post as Ive been having trouble getting my Es300 93 to Pass CT Emissions.
Here's a little history on my Es300.
Bought the car with a blown motor. The over all condition is great for the year.
Went to NJ and picked up a JDM Motor. Hauled it back in my 97 previa.
Had my mechanic swap out the engine.
Runs great, so smooth. There was no check engine light on at the time.
Only lights on was Air bag Light (Not an issue in CT) Oil Light/ OD light Keeps flashing.
Other then that Ive had cars before that passed emissions where the dash looking like a x-mas tree.
So i didnt think there was a problem. I had an Older honda civic that was past 20 years old that i didnt need emissions in CT. So i figured worst case if i fail ill wait a year or so then I wouldn't need emissions.
Later on I find out in CT Car over 25 years dont need emissions test anymore. Go figure :/
CT gives sniffer test to Cars 95 or lower
So, I took it to emissions testing in New london. Failed because of Following.
Carbon monoxide level is 3.69% CT Limit is 0.57%
hydrocarbons in 188 limit is 100.
So I asked my mechanic why it didnt pass. He told me to drive it at least 2000 miles to break in the engine, I asked others about this, they said the same. So i drove it for 2000 miles. Used 93 Gas.
Went to emissions and failed again for same reason as before.
So, I put on a new cat. Went to emissions again. Failed.
Checked all hoses, one had crack, Changed that, Failed.
Changed o2 Sensors- Failed.
Tryed that guaranteed to pass formula from autozone - Failed
So now My registration is expired. So cant drive the car. Emissions date Is way over do.
State of CT will Fine me for that. Plus if i do get it to pass, Its good for 1 year. Not 2 years.
Tried to find someone for emissions, (Its impossible in CT) Dont even try.
Check engine light is on, Code says running too lean.
Called a lexus dealer, They said they would find the problem and fix it.
However, In state of CT if you spend over 800 at a dealer, and still cant pass emissions, they give you a waiver. Wtf.
I figured Id sell the car, Put it on CL and Had A ton of calls on it. So I dont think i want to sell it.
Its a 93 LEXUS ES300 118K.
So can anyone help? Thanks in advance. If your local in CT you can contact me if youd like.
Thanks for reading.