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  1. madspeed

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    Guys Im looking for some info. Considering buying an 89 that is carbed. I have visual emissions testing in my area. Is it legal seeing as it was converted from efi? Will i have trouble getting it passed? Should I dare ask an inspection shop?

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    can you provide anything prooving it one way or the other?

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    Visual Anti-Tampering Check
    What is a Visual Anti-Tampering Check?
    The Visual Anti-Tampering Check is a visual inspection for the presence of emission
    control components that were installed on a vehicle by the manufacturer.
    How is a Visual Anti-Tampering Check performed?
    A certified technician will look for the presence of the following emission control devices:




    Catalytic converter,


    Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve,



    Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve,



    Fuel inlet restrictor,



    Air pump, and



    Evaporative control system components such as vapor canisters and lines.
    The certified technician will also determine if these devices are properly connected and
    if they are the correct type for the vehicle being inspected. These components may be
    original vehicle equipment or an equivalent aftermarket replacement component
    meeting the same standards. Only those components (listed above) that were part of
    the original certified vehicle configuration are subject to this portion of the inspection. If
    a component was not originally on a vehicle at the time of manufacturer, it will pass
    inspection without it.
    What constitutes tampering?
    The rule of thumb when it comes to emissions systems is that any modification that
    changes the vehicle from a certified configuration to a non-certified configuration is
    considered tampering. This applies to both vehicle owners and repair facilities and is
    therefore a Federal offense. Replacing a catalytic converter with a straight pipe is one
    traditional example of tampering. Likewise, overriding the OBD system through the use
    of high-tech defeat devices, non-certified computer chips, etc., would also be
    considered tampering.


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    so, its up to the inspector to see or not see whats there or not there?

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    Correct. You can find a shop. Ask around.
     
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