Smog failure for two years

Tiny
PAULHARLEYMAN
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET VAN
  • 1.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
Here is my story: I have this RV. It passed smog when I first bought it. Two years later I had to smog again and they found a low idle miss fire. My mechanic who has the AAA tag for excellence did everything and came up with the next and last solution of doing a 5,000 value job and said maybe that will fix it. $5,000 maybe. The cost was because it was a RV. Go figure. I took it to another place and it almost passed after tried to keep the idle up but the modules where not clearing and he said I need to drive it 400 miles and maybe that will help. I'm at a catch 22. I have been driving it illegally for three years now. I need a mechanic who know what to do. I live in Sacramento CA. Can you help me with someone or whatever. PS: The compression was also checked and it's at 150, and the mechanic did most everything you mentioned. There is always that but. I looked at your information but I'm not that good to follow it. Maybe you can direct me.
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Sunday, January 20th, 2019 AT 4:52 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

What were the results for the failure? I need the reading for the gases and any codes if they were set.

Roy
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Sunday, January 20th, 2019 AT 5:24 AM
Tiny
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I need a mechanic close to me. I cannot fix this by doing a question and answer online.
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Monday, January 21st, 2019 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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I am trying to help you with the readings. I cannot fix it online but can give some ideas on what to do.

I am from central PA. I have no connections in your area.

Roy
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Monday, January 21st, 2019 AT 3:36 PM

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