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Old 06-05-2001, 10:03 PM   #1
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Question SMOGing my RS. Help

ok, will it pass with a jc sports intake, SAFC, and a stromung? Also, where should i take it to MAKE sure IT DOES pass?
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Old 06-05-2001, 10:05 PM   #2
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It will fail visual but pass on all other counts - just zero out the SAFC, do an ECU reset on 87 octane, and you will have no problems with emissions. Slipping the smog guy a large bill is iffy at best... why not just remove the intake and hide the SFC?
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Old 06-05-2001, 10:18 PM   #3
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well i'm being really lazy about this, but i guess ill have to put the old airbox in and put cardboard taped over the SAFC. Thanks
Anyone else got suggestions? Like where do i take the car...any "special" places.
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Old 06-05-2001, 10:37 PM   #4
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Why are you smogging it anyway? If you are selling it you should the new buyers smog it. Hell if I wanted to buy a Turbo'ed RS I would have to smog it myself.

I think I will be needing a smog check very soon also.
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Old 06-05-2001, 10:44 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that getting SMOG certification is the sellers responsibility.

This protects the buyer from getting a car that he has to drop $1000 on "faulty emissions equipment" the day after he buys it.

It really doesn't make sense any other way.

Chris, I think with the way that CA has cracked down on shops, you aren't going to guarantee a pass unless you know someone.
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Old 06-05-2001, 11:01 PM   #6
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hide the safc and just put in stock intake. muffler wont do jack.
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Old 06-05-2001, 11:30 PM   #7
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Concillian,

You are probably are right. But to me it makes very little sense. The person buying the car should know what they is buying.

My roommate just bought a used car from a dealer and still had to get it smogged even after it was smogged by the dealer before she bought it.

Basically a seller should tell the buyer what you they need to do to the car to get it to pass smog. It seems like a waste of time to do it twice. That is just IMHO.
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Old 06-06-2001, 03:10 PM   #8
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It is the sellers responsibility to supply the buyer witha smog certificate in CA.
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Old 06-06-2001, 03:37 PM   #9
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I think you should try it with all that stuff on....If it does pass, vendors will be selling pulleys and intakes like rice cakes!
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Old 06-06-2001, 10:14 PM   #10
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Chris you will have no problem passing smog as long as you don't have the intake. They only do an idle sniff and at 2500rpm in neutral unless your cat has failed you will never not pass a smog heck when I did mine it read all 0's except a .01 . Just hide the safc if possible.
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Old 06-06-2001, 11:46 PM   #11
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Thanks to all who posted. Long live the VEGGIE!
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Old 06-07-2001, 02:38 AM   #12
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mmmm ... .rice cakes ... slurp
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Old 06-07-2001, 06:47 PM   #13
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It is the seller who has to pay for the smog. There is no legal "as is" smog sale in CA. If you buy a car and it fails smog you can sue the seller for the entire cost of the fix.

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Old 06-07-2001, 07:30 PM   #14
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great now i am gonna get sued
so when you sell a car, should you sell it in the "smog" legal condition? i.e. no intake?
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