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Old 01-27-2008, 04:19 AM
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Engine Work, Emissions, and Me.

Hey guys. Question, mainly for the NA gurus. When i decide to get all my engine work and tuning done....and converting to OBD1. Would I have any trouble passing emissions. Also, after I install my Random Tech cat and exhaust, will i have trouble passing? I need to be 100% sure. Thanks boys and girls. Now its off to bed!
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:39 AM
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I wouldn't call myself a guru by anymeans, however I don't think there's any way to be 100% sure that you'll pass emissions. I don't know if a high flow cat HURTS your chances, but it certainly doesn't help them by any means. I think that you should be alright, but like I said, I can't say 100%.
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what all must you pass for emissions?

if you only need to pass the sniffer, then all you have to do is get it tuned properly.
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I've never taken this car in for the emissions test. I've only had it like 6 months, so it's gonna be a while before I need to. But I was just asking..."on the general" is there a chance I'll run into any problems with the fat lady at the emissions station?
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u should be fine as long as u dont have any CEL and u are tuned, i think they just hook up to ur computer and read it.
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if they hook up the computer they will likely be looking for a OBDII car to be running an OBDII computer in which case they could fail you.

it all depends on what tests you must pass. Or you can always try and find someone who knows someone and pay your way to a passing test. Luckily i live in florida where there is no emissions testing.
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oh yeah he said he was converting i forgot. i still think either way u would be ok if u are tuned
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i would say as long as ur tuned properly not 2 rich not 2 lean u should be fine. im lucky i dont have to do emmisions
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if they hook up the computer they will likely be looking for a OBDII car to be running an OBDII computer in which case they could fail you.

it all depends on what tests you must pass. Or you can always try and find someone who knows someone and pay your way to a passing test. Luckily i live in florida where there is no emissions testing.
this is what happend to me. I had my motor built without knowing that cars in DE that are 96 or newer must pass an obdII test. They will NOT pass if they can't connect to the ecu.

Jesse, call an inspection station and find out if you have to pass an obdII test or if they will just run you through emission with obdI. that's the only way you'll know. stations vary from state to state.
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this is what happend to me. I had my motor built without knowing that cars in DE that are 96 or newer must pass an obdII test. They will NOT pass if they can't connect to the ecu.

Jesse, call an inspection station and find out if you have to pass an obdII test or if they will just run you through emission with obdI. that's the only way you'll know. stations vary from state to state.

Wow, never heard of that. How common is this OBD-II test? Anyone else on here have to have that done? I don't think we do that here (in NJ), I never got my car hooked up to any computers, they just stick the sniffer in my car's poop chute.
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