|Quote, originally posted by tachycardia »|
|A chip will not effect your smog test; I just had a smog with chip, cams, intake, header, and "performance" intake manifold (yes in California). He questioned the visual inspection, but ended up passing the car... clean as a whistle.|
Modified by tachycardia at 9:29 PM 1-6-2004
|Quote, originally posted by 03Jetta1.8T »|
|Goat, just helpin ya out alittle, the cat actually reduces NOx better when hot, not neccesarily Hydrocarbons. The cat will reduce hydrocarbons when its cold to hot about the same, its NOx that is greatly affected by the temperature of the catalist.|
So what the other guys said about driving your car hard and getting the Cat really hot is a good thing. Also, when you get out to do your paper work before the test, let the car idle and stay running before the test. LEGALLY the smog tech can NOT rev the vehicle before the test to get the car hot, he has to perform the test immediatly. This isnt always the case of course, but id do as i said if your worried about failing NOx. Good luck man.
Oh ya Goat, its getting closer.....
Modified by 03Jetta1.8T at 9:43 PM 1-6-2004
|Quote, originally posted by 87GolfKart »|
What a second...I didn't know they do visuals? What did you tell him? Did you tell him it was stock or modded?