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Old 10-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
Cosworth CIA thats CARB legal for 03 would be hard to find.The CARB EO# for 03 is D-594-1. Only ones I have seen were D-594 which is only approved for 04. The K&N you linked to is only approved for 05. K&N doesn't make anything approved for 03 Duratec.

If the shop is actually concerned about CARB stickers they will most likely run the EO#s. Just saying CARB approved means nothing. If they run the EO#s and they don't match model year and motor size, it will fail. As far as I know, there are no CARB legal intakes for 03 2.3 Duratec.
Used Cosworth is the only "legal" intake for that year. I had my car smog'd earlier this year in California before I moved to Mississippi. Now I have no smog whatsoever .

I would think you could easily pass inspection with the K&N though. The smog guys don't typically run numbers.

There are a couple Cosworth used units in the classifieds though.
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