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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    It still looks nice. My CDV is quite faded too. I'll end up getting it repainted some day. A fresh coat of Balboa Blue would do it some good!
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Congrats, Cherie! Here's to many happy miles on the road!
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    The caddy passed california emissions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity View Post
    Thanks! I think so too. The paint is a bit faded, but it's color is actually a really pale tan color.. if I were to name the color, I'd call it "sand," LOL.
    If it is the same colors used in 1980, it is called Flax, color code 59. Does it show this code on the plate affixed on the cowl?
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1980coupe View Post
    If it is the same colors used in 1980, it is called Flax, color code 59. Does it show this code on the plate affixed on the cowl?
    Where is the cowl? Is that the one inside the door?

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    Congrats
    Thanks!

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    As you know, the Caddy passed, but it actually BARELY passed. Concentrations of NO were borderline. REALLY borderline. I'm going to be doing a lot of research into how to improve my car's emissions before next year's test because the technician says that the limits are becoming stricter every year. If I want to keep driving this car, I'm going to need to stay on top of emissions as best I can.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Way to go Cherie!
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    I wouldn't start looking into the emission levels until you have driven the car a few hundred miles to wake it up.

    So is the car driving with relatively no problems now? No more noise and decent power?
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    The cowl area is where the wipers are. The plate I mentioned is under the wiper arm on the driver side right below the windshield
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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity
    As you know, the Caddy passed, but it actually BARELY passed. Concentrations of NO were borderline. REALLY borderline. I'm going to be doing a lot of research into how to improve my car's emissions before next year's test because the technician says that the limits are becoming stricter every year. If I want to keep driving this car, I'm going to need to stay on top of emissions as best I can.

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    Congrats! I have been looking at your post from time to time. Glad to see the coupe is back on the road.

    Heads up smog check is every 2 yrs here in California.

    Enjoy the caddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    I wouldn't start looking into the emission levels until you have driven the car a few hundred miles to wake it up.
    Sounds like a plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    So is the car driving with relatively no problems now? No more noise and decent power?
    Yeah, actually, it seems to be doing really well! No more noise, and I've spent some time listening for it. I think I was just hearing more valve train noise than normal when both valve cover gaskets blew out. That's not to say there couldn't be any issues with the valve train... I actually think it needs to be adjusted and we definitely know it needs new lifters, but for the most part I think it'll hold up for a little while. *knock on wood*

    I had the timing set at 16 BTDC, so the acceleration is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AElayyat View Post
    Congrats! I have been looking at your post from time to time. Glad to see the coupe is back on the road.
    Thanks!! ME TOO. I can't even tell you how much of a relief it is... I practically fell over when the guy said I passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by AElayyat View Post
    Heads up smog check is every 2 yrs here in California.
    Woah, wait what? REALLY? I have two more years til my next smog check?? Do you know where on the DMV website it says that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity View Post
    The caddy passed california emissions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Time to go out and do burnouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post
    Time to go out and do burnouts.
    LOLOL YEAH, RIGHT. My Caddy doesn't have enough torque/HP for that..... LOL And I'd probably kill the transmission in the process.

    I'll do burn outs in my Miata for you guys instead. LOL
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity View Post
    Sounds like a plan.



    Yeah, actually, it seems to be doing really well! No more noise, and I've spent some time listening for it. I think I was just hearing more valve train noise than normal when both valve cover gaskets blew out. That's not to say there couldn't be any issues with the valve train... I actually think it needs to be adjusted and we definitely know it needs new lifters, but for the most part I think it'll hold up for a little while. *knock on wood*

    I had the timing set at 16 BTDC, so the acceleration is really nice.

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    Thanks!! ME TOO. I can't even tell you how much of a relief it is... I practically fell over when the guy said I passed.



    Woah, wait what? REALLY? I have two more years til my next smog check?? Do you know where on the DMV website it says that?
    Yes, every two years.
    Here you go:
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/smogfaq.htm

    "Vehicles registered in areas subject to the biennial smog certification program are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period." Check your county though. In Alameda County it is every other year But I only have two cars out of 8 subject to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity View Post
    LOLOL YEAH, RIGHT. My Caddy doesn't have enough torque/HP for that..... LOL And I'd probably kill the transmission in the process.

    I'll do burn outs in my Miata for you guys instead. LOL
    I do them in my Mach 1.
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