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Old 04-09-2013, 07:54 PM
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Passing Air Care

I don't know what the correct term is for having your vehicle checked for proper emissions etc. Up in Canada we don't have to many areas that reuire it I believe.
My '04 Powerstroke has tunes by Vivian and Gearhead, both provide more power than I could imagine. The exhaust sounds like a blowing air compressor out the tail. So much air at idle it would believe me to believe I would easily pass the air care test. I have a muffler but no cat and next week it goes in for the EGR delete kit.
Would I pass the test if I had to take the truck in please?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:16 PM
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When I pass air you don't want to be anywhere around.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:19 PM
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You might need the cat to pass the visual inspection, they looked under the truck for me last time, but not under the hood. No egr, hollowed out cat, and stock tune was a very clean pass for me last time.

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if they look for the egr cooler or valve you can pull the egr cooler and put freeze plugs in each end to make sure that nothing gets in
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:13 AM
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You might need the cat to pass the visual inspection, they looked under the truck for me last time, but not under the hood. No egr, hollowed out cat, and stock tune was a very clean pass for me last time.

Phil
Thanks Phil. Other than visual inspections, do you think the emissions would pass because of all the air going out the pipe?
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My test was just an opacity (smoke) test and not a harmful gas emision test like a gasoline engine. I was allowed to have a reading of 30, and I got 5.44, the average was 2.3, so everyone seems to fly through it (cash grab). I've heard that if you can't see smoke coming out the pipe at idle or while driving you will pass. They drive the truck on rollers, so it's not just having a clean idle they are checking for. If you are not hazing while you are driving, I think you will be fine.

However, you never know about the test equipment, I used to have problems with an old gasser truck of mine, 3 different test stations, three totally different readings, including one that showed worse after full tune up and new cat.

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 PM
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Dene2006, I sent you a pm.

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