Check engine came up, got oxygen sensor replaced, drove around 40 miles, evap isn't ready along with issue with catalytic con. Mechanic said, let engine cool off for 8 hours, idle for 2 mintues and drive around 50mph for 20 minutes, did that still no good. Before that I drove the car for a good 200 miles but no particular drive cycle. Total mileage after initial repair is at least 400. Went on google today and found mazda 2003 drive cycle (attached is a chart) it says for EVAP to T2 (more than 15 minutes) and go 40-50 mph (V2) for 300 seconds and to idle for 200 seconds. Will try that tomorrow, but what exactly is T2 (more than 15 minutes)? Just start car and wait 15 minutes (idle)? Any other advice you have for me? 10 day extension for inspection is over but no tickets yet.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM