PREPARATION FOR STATE EMISSION INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE
Some vehicles with properly functioning emission ''control''
may fail certain states' emission inspection and maintenance
test(s) (tailpipe emission tests).
In order to avoid the above mentioned condition, make sure
the following items are observed before conducting the test:
- Engine should
be warmed up but not overheating (as indicated by gauge or warning
- All electrical loads and A/C should be turned off.
- For 5-speed models: Neutral range should be selected.
- For automatic transmission models: "N" or "P" range
should be selected.
NOTE: All Mazda vehicles meet
EPA and California emission standards when tested under the EPA
Perform the following before conducting the emission inspection
and maintenance test:
- Before testing, bring
the engine's operating temperature to normal by operating
the engine for approximately 3 minutes at 2500-3000 rpm.
NOTE: When the cooling fan
on and off twice, the engine has reached its normal operating
- Test the vehicle as
soon as possible after the engine has warmed up. Keep the engine
at operating temperature during the test.
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