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Old 03-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #16
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All it does is recirculate the exhaust for cold starts. Doesnt do anything other than that. Pretty useless thing to have.
removing won't cause issues starting in cold weather will it?
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:26 PM   #17
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I never had any issues with mine.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #18
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will it still pass smog with that out?
it may not pass the actual smog test depending on the states criteria.


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I told you this already..... and yes it will pass
e-check with that out.
e-check or what ever the actual state appointed term is and smog are not the same.

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these kind of things are why i love working for goodyear and being 17 with an inspectors lisence FTW! my sentra has no EGR no cat, no carbon canister etc. my s14 will be the same +1 =D
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All it does is recirculate the exhaust for cold starts. Doesnt do anything other than that. Pretty useless thing to have.
no, that would be the egr valve. the aiv (air injection valve) does just that inject air into the exhaust stream to aid the catalytic converter to function at it's best.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:25 AM   #21
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it should pass ca smog test..just make is look clean so the smog guy won't notice it...add: for the pipe to the header downpipe, you can put a dime in and screw the bolts back in.that is what i did to mine..
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i left california about 10 years ago so things might have changed, but iirc opening of the hood was more that just a visual inspection of the engine. as i recall the main purpose was to get the engine code off the vin plate. so assuming the guy doing the inspection knows nothing about engines, as long as the emissions of the swapped or modified engine are within spec there shouldn't be a problem passing.

but even if the engine could not pass smog there were a few mechanics willing to help out, for a fee of course. i could be mistaken in my old age though. btw, thanks or the nomination but the current mods do a well enough job, there's no need for me to butt in.
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so by doing this what do we gane ? NE thing? Or is this a more room thing.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #24
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this is just a clean your bay type of deal..haha. ill have better DIYs up soon.
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Awesoome write-up big nick. did this and it was cake. deff like the whole cleanliness of it. looking for your next set of DIY write-ups dawg.
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so by doing this what do we gane ?
aside from causing the cat to overheat and burn up, not much.
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I like this thread, I did this the first day i bought the car. You dont really notice any gains or anythings. It WILL pass emissions without it. Makes a nice cleaner look in the engine bay.
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