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      07-23-2021, 03:15 PM   #45
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Part of your post is correct
However my point is you can only do a swap if the engine was available for the chassis of the car
So no k24 legal swaps I to an EG civic
Even though it would literally cut emissions in half
CARB legal engine swaps are definitely possible as long as emissions equipment isn't modified. Engine can even be from a different manufacturer, let alone a different chassis. It's a lot of work but it's not illegal.

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CARB legal engine swaps are definitely possible as long as emissions equipment isn't modified. Engine can even be from a different manufacturer, let alone a different chassis. It's a lot of work but it's not illegal.

Thank you for further confirming my posts.... Yes, swaps are def a pain in the ass, but you can swap most anything if it follows what I said in my first post
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Found another article with a good explanation of the new testing procedure: https://www.thedrive.com/cars-101/41...tune-flash-faq

Would be interested to hear if someone has failed after flashing back to stock or has passed despite a tune. Or what the process through the referee is like in the case of a fail. Anyone had their car smogged in the last couple weeks?
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Found another article with a good explanation of the new testing procedure: https://www.thedrive.com/cars-101/41...tune-flash-faq

Would be interested to hear if someone has failed after flashing back to stock or has passed despite a tune. Or what the process through the referee is like in the case of a fail. Anyone had their car smogged in the last couple weeks?
Someone posted in the MHD or one of the other threads that they flashed back to stock and passed.
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Thank you for further confirming my posts.... Yes, swaps are def a pain in the ass, but you can swap most anything if it follows what I said in my first post
You can only swap engines that is designed to go into cars into another car
Ie no truck engines into cars and vice versa
Now it is even harder as you can't even unlock Ecu for immobilizer bypass since it may create a different check sum and cause it to fail smog
It's a lot of backwards laws happen, and it got worse
It's not about emissions since a newer engine will ALWAYS run cleaner than one that is 20 yrs older
If it was about cleaner air , they should ONLY care about what comes out the tail pipe
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Thank you for further confirming my posts.... Yes, swaps are def a pain in the ass, but you can swap most anything if it follows what I said in my first post
You can only swap engines that is designed to go into cars into another car
Ie no truck engines into cars and vice versa
Now it is even harder as you can't even unlock Ecu for immobilizer bypass since it may create a different check sum and cause it to fail smog
It's a lot of backwards laws happen, and it got worse
It's not about emissions since a newer engine will ALWAYS run cleaner than one that is 20 yrs older
If it was about cleaner air , they should ONLY care about what comes out the tail pipe
It is about emissions. Always has been.
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Virtue signaling nonsense. Just pissing in the wind while China pollutes more than all other industrialized nations combined.
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Yeah, those damned bootmod3 tunes are really making life miserable for us locals, arent' they?

Talk about a straw man argument.

I'm not pro-smog. I don't remove or disable emissions-related equipment. But people should be able to apply a simple tune to their ECU if they want to.
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