Vehicle Maintenance for Low Emissions - A Customer Education Problem

710070

02/01/1971

Event
1971 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
An automotive tune-up clinic for the purpose of reducing undesirable exhaust emissions was held March 14, 1970, as part of an environmental teach-in. The event was sponsored by the student branch of SAE at the University of Michigan. The results of this event clearly show that improper automotive maintenance can be a major factor in atmospheric pollution. It was found that idle hydrocarbon emissions were reduced by an average of 55% with a tune-up in which the idle mixture ratio and speed were adjusted for minimum carbon monoxide emissions. Our conclusion is that the individual motorist must begin to develop an attitude of responsibility toward the maintenance of his automobile to ensure low emissions.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/710070
Pages
7
Citation
Gall, J., and Olds, D., "Vehicle Maintenance for Low Emissions - A Customer Education Problem," SAE Technical Paper 710070, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710070.
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Publisher
Published
Feb 1, 1971
Product Code
710070
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English