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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2021, 10:02:08 AM »

     A few weeks ago the Chevy C30 did not pass its smog test for registration renewal.  Cause -- high nitrous oxide levels.  And so, I had to bring it to Stockton Autocare for carburetor adjustment.  At the same time, I had the mechanics look other annoying problems -- install courtesy lights (the C30 had no dome light or any other kind of cabin lighting), remove the old oil sender and install a new one (the oil pressure gauge was reading at maximum all the time), redo the parking brake cables and adjust, rebuild the windshield washer pump, remove the old hood latch bolt and replace with a new one (so the hood would stay closed), and remove the old water pump and crankshaft pulleys and replace them with dual and triple groove pulleys respectively (for another v-belt for future air-conditioning).
     The carburetor was successfully adjusted.  At the smog retest, the truck passed with the nitrous oxide level far below the maximum and only a slight increase in carbon monoxide (but still far below the maximum CO level).  All the other problems were solved, too, except for the oil gauge problem.  Even with the new sender, the oil gauge was not registering correctly.  Thus, if the sender was not the problem, the oil gauge itself was the problem.  A new one would have to be installed in the future.
     Total cost of the repairs = $600.90.

          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network
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