No need to keep score. You talk about a lively weekend? You have around 15
post's over the past couple of day's dancing for Max. Guess you are having
one. Keep up the entertainment, I'll check back on ya tonight and turn out
My thought was that if the emissions are over the limit, the vehicle
won't pass inspection, and if the driver gets caught driving without a
valid inspection sticker, he'll get fined.
So based on that, I guess it's possible to draw the conclusion that
you can be fined for installing a low-temp thermo. Not that I'm
defending the supposition...
Personally, I don't give a rat's ass because there's no inspection
here, not that it wouldn't pass anyway.
When it's 95 out and I'm in stand-still traffic and the a/c's on full
blast, I want the truck to run a bit cooler, so I'll use the 180. End
LOL, complete BS. Do you think that they have either the time, motivation,
or permission to take the vehicle apart to look??? All they will do is say
you are running cold, tell you that you need to get it fixed, and fail you.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
In California, the State does use remote emission sensing, and they can tell
you the emissions along with a photo of the lic plate of the offending
vehicle. They then send a letter to the owner of the vehicle, requesting a
smog inspection. If that is not done, then you are unable to re-register
your vehicle till it is completed. They also use the data collected from
the remote sensing units to show the legislators what the status of the
emissions are from area to area. This data is used to determine if a county
needs to be within the Biannual inspection program. It is also used to
determine how effective the present smog regulations are. In many cases
lowering the operating temp of and engine will cause the engine to run rich.
It will not go into closed loop operation. The mileage will drop off, It
may cause the cat to plug, excessive fuel will wash the cylinder walls and
reduce lubrication and increase the wear factor. The oil will be diluted and
that will also increase wear. For us Tec's, I say go ahead and lower the
operating temp. We can always use the repair business. On the newer
vehicles the computers will realize the temperature is not within the
operating range and will then ignore the signal from the temperature sensor
if the temperature is not reached within a set time period.
And yes, it is against Fed and State law to tamper with emmision control
devices. And yes you can be charged with the crime.
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