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Author Topic: Fuel Cell VS. Smog  (Read 2985 times)

Day215

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2015, 09:22:51 AM »

I wonder if they would have a problem if the vehicle wasn't equipped with an evap system? I would like to get rid of my saddle tanks, and go with a Blazer/Suburban tank. Pick and pull is a no go for it since they poke holes in them to drain them.

I failed smog two years ago for a tampered evap canister, there was a port that was plugged with a screw instead of having a line connected to it. It was an evap canister off of who knows what, so my application didn't use that port, but I failed because of it.

I'm starting to find that most shops are sticklers for details, the fines are huge if they get caught doing something they aren't supposed to.
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MajorAssman

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2015, 09:59:02 AM »

Right. I know most of you guys are running newer stuff with evap. My truck only needs a PCV and thermatic air cleaner. No cats, no egr, no air pump, no evap. It's frustrating because most smog shops look it up by the wrong weight class. It's a heavy half so most of the emission requirements don't apply.
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norcal_chris

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 10:15:27 AM »

I wonder if they would have a problem if the vehicle wasn't equipped with an evap system? I would like to get rid of my saddle tanks, and go with a Blazer/Suburban tank. Pick and pull is a no go for it since they poke holes in them to drain them.

My friend had a 20g blazer tank in his k20.  He was still able to get it smogged.
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timatoe

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2015, 01:59:07 PM »

I wonder if they would have a problem if the vehicle wasn't equipped with an evap system? I would like to get rid of my saddle tanks, and go with a Blazer/Suburban tank. Pick and pull is a no go for it since they poke holes in them to drain them.

I don't think that would make any difference.  My buddy has the heavy half as well, with no cat or anything else.

BTW, I should've updated this.  I talked to the guy I go to for smog and he said as long as it had a vent line and went to the charcoal canister it should pass.  I should have shut up right there, but instead  :brickwall: I explained why I was asking and that there was a lot of speculation online that they were not legal.  I think at that point the light went on and he said it would need a CARB EO sticker.  I think I'm going to wait a bit and hope the smog laws do in fact change and if not, get a RCI and swap in the stocker for smog like Chris was.  I'm moving forward (slowly) with linking it, but don't know that I can afford both ends at the same time.
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RockWoRM

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2015, 05:35:03 PM »

You can't get a CARB sticker for them. They will never be cleared as legal in CA. It has to be a stock gas tank


Actually I found a place through another site for a company out of Wyoming or somewhere with CARB approved cells, problem is they sold off their tank portion of the business and the new company wants like $900 for a "stock replacement" but will build a custom one. For that price I'd get a GenRight.

So... a Genright tank should be Ca. legal?
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4.3LXJ

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2015, 07:09:06 PM »

There is another tank that is legal.  Transfer Flow, in Chico makes a 31 gal tank that is legal
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timatoe

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2015, 07:11:55 PM »

So... a Genright tank should be Ca. legal?

Sorta
The Genright tank fits in the stock location so it's not as likely to get caught, but they're labeled "offroad only" no EO #.
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timatoe

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Re: Fuel Cell VS. Smog
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2015, 07:21:20 PM »

There is another tank that is legal.  Transfer Flow, in Chico makes a 31 gal tank that is legal

Doesn't look like they have an option that will fit in the bed area of my YJ, actually nothing listed for a Jeep.  I'd like to get something that will fit in the bed area where if I have to I could still get a seat back in there.
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