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Tricks to Pass Smog in Cali

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by turbo99, May 18, 2004.

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  1. turbo99

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    Ok, I have a 99 civic dx with 99 b18b Greddy turbo with intercooler. Everything is legal except the ECU. I'm currently running an OBD1 computer. I know for sure that I won't pass with this ECU. I do have a 99 SI ECU.

    I was thinking that I could swap the ECUs and hide the "Check Engine Light" somehow. Do you think I can pass if I do it this way? That's what I am planning to do. Also, I'd let the car run for a long time to get the catalytic converter nice and hot and make sure it's working to its max. Anymore ideas? I live in Northern Cali. Anyone know any shops that can maybe hook it up?

    Please help. Thanks.
     
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    mail me your redistration and $200 ill have it back to you in a week.... smogged
     
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    How do I know that you're legit? :shrug: Where are you located? Do you work at a smog place?
     
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    If your in so cal i can help as well.
     
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    It might be worth the drive for me to go down to socal to take care of my car, I will be PM'ing you guys.
     
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    Just let me know
     
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    You're all the way down in soCal bro. That's about a 7 hour drive from where I am. I don't have any time. Hmmmm, if you were in NorCal, I would definitely take you up on that offer.
     
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    Yeah I am in Northern California myself. Where are you at, I am in San Francisco, so if you hear of anything in that area, let me know, as I am going to have to go through this. Oh and PM me or AIM me about this, as it should not be posted in any forums.
     
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    yeah, fo sho. If you ever find any places too, hit me up as well.
     
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    I may need your help once my car is finished and back on the insurance.
    (I'm in So Cal)
     
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    yeah there getting harder and harder to find, the guy i knew no longer offer his services...
     
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    good luck on getting ur shit hooked up.

    fuck cali, and fuck the smog laws.
     
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    im from nor cal as well, i know that you gotta get your car smogged in your own county. im from tracy and was gonna get hooked up in san jose, didn't work...
     
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    Damn! Are you serious? :blink: Do you know why? So what are you going to do?

    I guess, I'll have to ask around in my city.
     
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    its about the machines they use, and that there checkin for 2 more gases....i tested my car in tracy anyways and passed. now my cars in england with me and i jsut passed MOT over, its a stricter test over here.
     
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    Where in Socal are you??? Im over by Miramar and having issues passing the smog on my car... check engine light is on and the diag said 2nd cyl is misfiring and Im not sure why. I changed the spark plugs, cleaned the wires, gas cap is on tight... not sure whats causing it. Any ideas???
     
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    msg above in reference to brc80... please help
     
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    fail! read the date!!!!!
     
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