I have a 1999 Acura RL that recently had the check Engine light on with the P0401 code and had it repaired by a local mechanic. The Intake manifold needed cleared out and cleaned which was done. The overall cost was about 300.00.
My problem now is that I can't get the computer codes to read "ready" and I need to get the car inspected. It already failed once. The inspection guy said to drive the car for 20 miles at 55 to 60 without the cruise control. This has been done 3 times. In fact, the car has been driven everyday for the past month and the reading is still reading incomplete. I even followed someone’s advice of driving the car at low speed, then fast then idle for x amount of seconds. Etc. That almost caused several accidents and is not a good idea. Does anyone know what I can do to get the readings to the ready status?
The incomplete ones are:
EVAP System monitor
EGR System Monitor
The Check engine light hasn't come on and these readings have been the same for a month now.
A drive cycle is a very specific way of driving to set the monitors. Local driving rarely sets any of them. I still dont know why shops tell you to drive it as you can drive 500-1000 miles and never set one. I guess they dont know how to set them either.
I would pay a good shop there rate to have them set for you so you can move forward.