I recently failed smog and have been reading a bunch of old threads from other CA alfa owners.
THREAD 93 Spider Failed California Smog HC
this thread from 2009 talks about making sure your plugs, O2, and cat are good. I replaced the o2 and replaced the plugs in Feb ’20.
My 1986 Spider just failed smog yesterday on Hydrocarbons and Carbon Monoxide. I have been reading a bunch of the threads on here and I think the O2 is the likely culprit. Is the best way to verify with a multi-meter?
HC (PPM) - Hydrocarbons
CO % - Carbon...
Hoping to keep from joining the ranks of the California Spider Exporters Club!
Help me keep a beautiful specimen rolling down California streets!
I am in need of a complete smog set-up for a 1979 Spider.
Need the pump, the rails, the whole shebang.
If I don't find the parts, you'll see me...
I recently purchased a 78 Spider that did not pass smog (California). It looks like the previous owner tried getting it tuned but it still failed. The results were:
My car @15mph: 8.8% CO_2, 5.3% O_2, 246 HC, 4.72% CO, 427 NO.
Max to pass @15mph: 222 HC, 1.41 CO, 1396 NO.
My car @25mph...
Does anybody have information on whether California GTV6's had different equipment for smog than cars sold in other states?
I'm looking for a good GTV6 (and perhaps an older Alfa for my father who owned a Berlina for 19 years from new) and wondering if I can consider cars from out of state.
I'm hoping to get some advice from the experts out here. My spider 1980 is in a high-CO situation that's resisting my best efforts so far... Three tests three fails.
5.41% / 1.38% CO MEASURED / MAX
188ppm / 218ppm HC MEASURED / MAX
132ppm / 1379ppm NO...
I like this car, daily driver, owned four years, about 60,000 miles are mine. Passed CA smog today. The S-3 L-jet is a great system. The numbers show the cat maybe a little weak but have two years to worry about that.
PS - added plug pix for reference
Hi my name is Jackie Holder and i just bought a 1981 Alfa Romeo Spider and in order to pass a SMOG check in CA I need an Air induction pump. I also need a manual and any advice you can offer. :) This is my first car and I am utterly clueless about its operation and maintenance.
So here is the California smog report for my 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider (~190,000 miles)
Test / RPM
1) 15mph / 2027
2) 25mph / 2308
CO2 / O2
1) 12.39 / 1.01
2) 14.07 / 0.71
Max / Ave / Meas
1) 222 / 47 / 87
2) 190 / 37 / 37
This is my first posting because I started looking for GT coupes or GTV6's and have found an Alfetta GT Coupe that I cannot stop thinking about. It is funny how these cars can do that, I owned a Lancia Beta Coupe Volumex in England which I absolutely loved, but it nearly put me in a mental...
I am once again tested to the limit by my Alfa. I had failed smog a year ago and have since done extensive work, including:
- R&R engine, replace all seals and gaskets, incl head gasket
- install new Catalytic from Centerline
- new oxygen sensor, generic, from Autozone...