Emissions readiness

Tiny
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  • 2012 HONDA CIVIC
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  • 160,000 MILES
I am currently trying to pass CT emissions (only one monitor is allowed to be "not ready". I have three: catalytic converter, oxygen and fuel system. How do I ensure these monitors are set? What is the procedure? I was told to just drive (which by the way is not very helpful advice.) Thank you in advance!
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 7:58 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Make sure you have 1/4 to 3/4 tank of gas.

Park it overnight.
Start and idle the engine with A/C off for fifteen minutes.
Shut off engine for ten minutes.
Start engine and idle for five minutes.
Next, drive at a steady throttle (fifty mph) for twelve minutes.

Repeat steps three and six.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
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Steve, I will give this a shot and let you know. I only have until February 1, 2017 to retest.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:48 PM
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STEVE W.
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Plenty of time. Even normal use would get the monitors set by then.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 4:06 PM
Tiny
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Hopefully, I am not kidding when I say I have driven this thing over 1,000 miles so far and the readiness is still not completely set.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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Do I repeat the idle for 15 mins and then drive for 12 mins or do I shut it off for 10 then drive 12?
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 10:53 AM
Tiny
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In response to repeating those two steps you were talking about
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 10:54 AM
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STEVE W.
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Sorry should say steps three through six. Which monitors are not setting? EVAP is usually a bear to get because the test is very specific. Others should run just about every start.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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O2 sensor, fuel system, and cat
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016 AT 3:54 PM
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STEVE W.
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OK, reading some of the info I have says those can take a while.

This is a LONG post on the issue -
http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/4-problems-solutions/7261-emissions-test-problems-not-ready.html
Read through it and you might find something that would help set them faster.
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016 AT 6:38 PM

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