10-29-2008, 09:33 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's
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Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4
Don't buy parts until you read this
Originally Posted by WeeAsp
A FEDERALLY BACKED EMISSIONS WARRANTY
Excerpt from the LAW:
EMISSION RELATED PARTS
These are examples of other parts of your vehicle which have a
primary purpose other than emissions control but which nevertheless
have significant effects on your vehicle's emissions. If any of these
parts fail to function or function improperly, your vehicle's
emissions may exceed federal standards. Therefore, when any of the
parts of the following systems are defective in materials or
workmanship and have failed in a way that would be likely to cause
your vehicle's emissions to exceed federal standards, they should be
repaired or replaced under the emissions warranty:
Fuel Injection System
Air Induction System
turbocharger intake manifold
distributor spark plugs
ignition wires and coil
hoses, gaskets, brackets, clamps, and other accessories used in
the above systems.
What Are Specified Major Emission Control Components?
There are three specified major emission control components,
covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles of vehicle use on 1995
and newer vehicles:
* Catalytic converters.
* The electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU).
* The onboard emissions diagnostic device or computer (OBD).
(I'll be adding to this post as I find things that we all should know first before we do any work or pay for any services. Everything here after that is helpful will be undated into this post.)
121,000 members and still no sponsored racing.