2020 has started with ridiculous heat, a national drought & terrible bushfires in Victoria, New South Wales & parts of South Australia.
Not a good time to take a holiday in Hawaii..
Due to these events that have just mentioned, here at Mannys Mechanical Repairs, we have decided to lead the charge with implementing emission testing North Brisbane.
This testing will happen on all vehicles when serviced & repaired and on safety certificate inspections.
Vehicle Emission Testing
We have just upgraded on a new Gas Analyser to measure vehicle emissions on Petrol, Diesel, LPG & Natural Gas-
We can supply a print out on the state of your vehicle emissions at idle (sitting in traffic) & at 3000 rpm (cruise modes).
CO: Carbon Monoxide
The combusted dangerous gas that can kill in high concentrations. The lower the reading the better generally we are looking less than .5% with a good catalytic converter this can be down to 0%
is the unburnt fuel- left in the combustion process- This is a major polluter & effects the ozone layer. Hydrocarbons are measured in parts per million (ppm) the lower the better!
Co2: Carbon dioxide
Carbon Dioxide is a result of the combustion process- the higher the percentage the better combustion process which means the engine is running efficiently- still high levels of carbon dioxide cause Green house effect – possible global warming
is measured- excess level of oxygen means there is a possible exhaust leakage which can effect emission readings or a engine fault. Though the gas analyser is a balance system- if there is a abnormal reading it will show irregular readings on the other settings.
NOx: Nitrogen oxide
This one is the bad one- a mixture of nitrogen & oxygen added with fuel hydrocarbons(Diesel) Nox is released under extreme combustion heat- To combat this manufactures add a EGR- Exhaust gas recirculation system to cool & lower NOx .
NOx gases causes Acid rain & Asthma.
Lambda & Air/Fuel Ratio
The ideal air/fuel Ratio for petrol is 14.7:1, Diesels can range from 14.5 :1 to 20 :1 That is 20 air molecules to 1 fuel molecule. lambda is a nominated reading by the engine software calibrator but generally a lambda of 1 is 14.7 :1 reference
Emission Testing North Brisbane
By reading the above, you can be assured we take our work seriously.
Global Warming is serious stuff and we can do our part to ensure vehicles are properly serviced, tuned & keep the polluters off the road.
Manny`s Mechanical Repairs is leading the way!
“IF YOU CANNOT MEASURE IT.. YOU CANNOT MANAGE IT!”
Let’s make Greta happy!
Call Manny on 0411 496 621 today.
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We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.