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Old March 2nd, 2005, 03:13 PM
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Question Emissions question

I couldn't find an answer with a search...
If I buy an out of state '83 110 with a 3.5 and bring it back to the Denver area I'm going to have to pass an emissions test. Can I just stick some cats on it and call it good? That seems far too simple...

Maybe somebody out there has already been through this.

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 03:20 PM
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What do they do for an emmissions test? They can't dyno it unless they have a 4 wheel dyno. But I would try getting it to pass, you could cover the radiator to get the engine nice and hot so that it runs clean, and you might pass?
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well, an '83 doesn't have any requirements for a "check engine" light or any diagnostic stuff. As long as the truck has an apparently complete emissions system, and passes the visual and sniffer tests, it should be good.

Are there any Referee's or equivilent inspectors that can look the truck over and tell you what it needs?

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Mike, Colorado's emissions program is screwy to say the least...
They used to have 4 wheel dynos but they were so squirelly they were putting vehicles into the walls. Now they have two ways of doing all wheel drive vehicles. With one, they they do a parked high idle test. The other I don't even understand. They have mobile monitors set up on highway on ramps, you just have to drive by one on a given day, it has a camera that takes a picture of your license plate as you drive by and, I assume, refrences your plate to the monitor's reading at that time. voodoo emissions, I guess.


I don't know Hans, good question, I'll check it out.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 03:39 PM
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LOL they have a drive by emissions test! No way! LOL, what if you are behind an old dump truck, or maybe you just drive by with your foot on the clutch and shut the engine off? I don't get it? how can something like that be accurate to any degree? I'm not to surprised and I do believe it, but I just think it's funny!

And they do make safe 4 wheel dynos, they take the wheels off and the dyno bolts to the hub like the tire.

Can you contact an inspection station and ask what they would have to test?
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Yes Mike, thats just what I intend to do on my way home from work this afternoon.

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