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Failed smog in CA *PLEASE HELP*

Old Jan 6, 2019, 12:22 AM
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A tuner should know what what is needed for smog checks and incorporate into tune.

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Old Jan 6, 2019, 12:47 AM
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I've had two tuners make sure my car had all monitors checked....failed both times.
my car still has the evap, rear o2, egr, etc..so I just put it all to normal to pass.
I've never found a combination of on/off for the monitors that works for me.
I just found it easier to leave my car with all the stock stuff on it.
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 11:57 AM
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Still have no idea why anyone would roll into a California smog station with a open dump 02, non-oem cat, shiny catback and downpipe and expect it to go smoothly.
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 02:59 PM
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Looks like he had someone willing to overlook the visual portion.
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 04:57 PM
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Well hopefully he passes the ref cause if he doesnt, a flag goes up for the shop that did the smog.
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Old Jan 7, 2019, 10:36 AM
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**Update**

I fortunately found stock air box, dp, evo 9 CAT and exhaust this weekend. Since I do have cams I discussed this matter with Jon at 5150 and he will tweek my tune to pass inspection.

All I'm missing at this point is 02 housing and bolts here n there. I should be able to switch back to stock relatively easy. Should I remove the mani to remove dp or will I be able to from underneath?

just scheduled a date with the ref for the 28th, I'll keep everyone posted.
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Old Jan 7, 2019, 10:52 AM
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the downpipe is just two bolts from under the car. super easy.

If you have to unbolt the o2 housing, that's a bit more of a pain in the ***, but you should be able to do it while everything is still mounted. The nut in the "elbow" of the housing is a biatch LOL
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Old Jan 7, 2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by kaj View Post
the downpipe is just two bolts from under the car. super easy.

If you have to unbolt the o2 housing, that's a bit more of a pain in the ***, but you should be able to do it while everything is still mounted. The nut in the "elbow" of the housing is a biatch LOL
Personally, I'd pull the turbo out to change O2 housing. I wouldn't want to risk poking a hole in radiator.
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Old Jan 8, 2019, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by kaj View Post
the downpipe is just two bolts from under the car. super easy.

If you have to unbolt the o2 housing, that's a bit more of a pain in the ***, but you should be able to do it while everything is still mounted. The nut in the "elbow" of the housing is a biatch LOL
I have the 02 dump style down pipe so there is no 02 housing (separately at least) I found a used one and slapping it on this weekend.


Luckily I have a half radiator so at least that won't get in my way lol
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