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Offline JonzWagon

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smog pump removal?
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:36:14 AM »
Hello! I need some advice.  I have a '80 wagon, a California car which has been smog legal its whole life.  I recently relocated to North Carolina where my car no longer needs to pass a smog check or inspection. My question...... ..how difficult would it be to remove the smog pump and related "stuff"---------and would it be worth the trouble.  The old wagon only has 55K miles on it and runs very good, so maybe I should leave it alone??  Any comments would be welcome.  Thanks in advance.  John :) :)

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Re: smog pump removal?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 11:03:59 AM »
Like I always say, if it ain't broken, tear it down and modify it heavily! But that's just me. I would say with that low of mileage, just leave her alone.

 To remove it is very straight forward, just remove all of it and seal the exhaust port. Won't make a difference in performance, just unclutters the engine bay a little, and eliminates more possible worn parts.
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Re: smog pump removal?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 07:03:49 AM »
Remove it! weight reduction!
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