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Old 03-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Inspection question

Hey guys,

i have an opportuinity to get a Long tube header for 60bucks. it would replace my header and cat. I just need to see if yall have one before i get this one. I dont want the inspection station to not pass me cause of no cat.
i know i would need a mil eliminator to cheat the check engine light. we dont have emission testing here...so thats not a big deal


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Old 03-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Technically, yes, it should fail... There are some guys that do not check for the cat. Usually this is a part of the emission testing but I do not know about your area and not being an emission county.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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i honesly think it depends on the shop
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Depends on the shop. Just don't say anything, honestly does each emissions tech know what a focus is supposed to look like under the hood? They don't care as long as it passes. If they give you any flak then take it somewhere else. Or you could at least ask them to run it through and see if it passes. With a MIL eliminator you can pass. I did for years and now I even pass with a tune.
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Most of the places I've been and seen don't do a visual check for a cat.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #7
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Depends on the shop. Just don't say anything, honestly does each emissions tech know what a focus is supposed to look like under the hood? They don't care as long as it passes. If they give you any flak then take it somewhere else. Or you could at least ask them to run it through and see if it passes. With a MIL eliminator you can pass. I did for years and now I even pass with a tune.
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Most of the places I've been and seen don't do a visual check for a cat.
This is what I was trying to say without misleading him. I am a state inspector and could care less if you had a cat or not! All I care about is that there are no exhaust leaks and the computer is clear.
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Well, with out a tune, it will throw a code on the 2nd O2 sensor.

So, if you decide to add this to your car and you want to stay legal, get a tune.

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Well, with out a tune, it will throw a code on the 2nd O2 sensor.

So, if you decide to add this to your car and you want to stay legal, get a tune.

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Thts why I'm getting a MIL eliminator
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