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Old 08-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
jamesfacts
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Thumbs up Swapped GC new to CAŚNeed a dealer inspection before referee appointment

I have a swapped 1998 GC with a complete 2004 WRX drivetrain. All the emissions equipment is present and the ECU VIN matches the donor car. As far as I am aware, all 2004 Subaru WRXs were 50-state compliant.

I have an upcoming referee appointment to certify the engine change, and I spoke with the referee this morning. He told me that in order to prove the 2004 engine is smog-compliant, I need to get a letter from a Subaru dealer stating that they inspected the car and found the emissions and software equipment to be intact.

Does anyone have a dealer recommendation? Who would be familiar with this kind of work and willing to review it?

Thanks!
James
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:36 AM   #2
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The actual Subaru dealer just has to confirm that you have not messed with the ECU.

PM 181stleader for some good info.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:53 PM   #3
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The actual Subaru dealer just has to confirm that you have not messed with the ECU.

PM 181stleader for some good info.
Awesome, thanks so much for the info. What counts as a messed with ECU? I do have an openecu flash, but the MILs are all still functional. Iĺll PM 181stleader too
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:13 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks so much for the info. What counts as a messed with ECU? I do have an openecu flash, but the MILs are all still functional. Iĺll PM 181stleader too
uhh yeah thats not going to fly, do you have a stock unmolested ecu?
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:21 PM   #5
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uhh yeah thats not going to fly, do you have a stock unmolested ecu?
Nope, but I'm trying to get one now:

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2875363

FWIW, I have passed many OBD2 inspections over the years, including a Cali smog test, but obviously I know the referee inspection is more stringent than a regular smog test.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:04 AM   #6
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Pm me I might be able to help you
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:28 AM   #7
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is your GC green and have a JDM rear wiper glass? just a random guess because I rolled up on one a few weeks back with what looked to be a lot of moving items packed into the car. as mentioned, PM David for the most current BAR approval procedures. He has my stock upper up-pipe if you need one to borrow.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:22 PM   #8
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is your GC green and have a JDM rear wiper glass? just a random guess because I rolled up on one a few weeks back with what looked to be a lot of moving items packed into the car. as mentioned, PM David for the most current BAR approval procedures. He has my stock upper up-pipe if you need one to borrow.
It's black with a JDM rear wiper! I'm chipping away on getting it ready for the ref. I do have a stock uppipe already but thanks very much for the offer!
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:28 AM   #9
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Maybe it was black. I gave you the "eye" on the 10 West by La Cienega.
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