has anyone heard of a k20 swap being smog legal? just wondering b/c thats what i plan next...just wanted some insight on the whole thing....spanks in advance......
Hi im a newbie to this forum so please excuse me if i ask too many ?'s. I work at acura as a smog tech and maybe i can help you out with this problem. im also in process of doing a k20 eg and definitley going to try to REF it. first of all if you want to do a swap and want to ref it you MUST use a the ECU that came with the motor so KPRO is definately out of the question. Also the use of JDM ecus are also not allowed. so the only thing that is left is the ersx ecu which is the one where you have to break the immobilzer thing but thats no big deal. All smog devices have to be hooked up and be functioning especially evap canister,purge valve,ect....usually the first thing is looked at because its a nice size so cant be missed. Now the big OBDII issue..if you are sure your have all codes/dtcs cleared then the best hing to do is hard wire a diagnostic connector .. i wouldnt change the whole cabin hareness ..too much work.truthfully i probably wouldnt tell the tell the smog ref that its an OBDII ..id tell him that its a 95 engine .. most dumb ass smog ref s wont even know. you will get a sticker stating that you have a 95 motor but who cares smog refs really dont care as long as you have a sticker . they dont ever take the time to match up motors and stuff like that..sounds a little sketchy but i know a few folks taht have done it and turned out cool..sounds like alot of work but definately worth it if you pass.. Gluck to you.
i know what a bunch of fucking idiots. funny thing is it still would have been 350, even if i took it to the reff. shit all that trouble is worth the extra 200 bucks. yeah they didnt tow the car, that was the good thing.nikos said:Wow, $550 for shinny fuel lines, that sucks. Glad they didn't tow your car or anything like that though.