RE: [DML] Re: Emissions
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RE: [DML] Re: Emissions



Dave, I was told and please correct if wrong that any car that came with
emissions control ( cat ) by federal law has to be maintained as such. Even
though it won't be inspected it sounds like the state is countering the
Fed's.
If you want to maintain the car with a cat I have the new performance one on
the web site now. They are a bolt on performance replacement, all SS with
heat shield built in.
John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/





-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Dave
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:15 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Emissions


Well lucky for me, this is the last year for emissions inspections for
cars made in 1981 for Washington State.  :)

In Washington, they don't care what you do to the car as long as it
passes the emissions specs set for that particular car.  That's great
for people who like to modify cars i.e. engine swaps.

Did I forget to mention that the emissions guy insisted that DeLorean
offered two engines for their cars?  Apparently, aside from the 2.8
Liter V6, there was a 2.9 Liter 4 cylinder.  I told him to just make
sure he marked me down as having the V6.

Oh the humanity!

Thanks!
Dave

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> wrote:
> The PRV happens to be a very efficient little package, especially for
> it's vintage. Strictly speaking though, even if your emission numbers
> are within the limits for the year, if, on visual inspection, they
> find you do not have a catalytic converter and the car is supposed to
> have one, they can fail you. That is why there is a sticker on the
> door stating such. In some states ANY modifacation, like a turbo,
> needs to have a special waiver too. I do not know if anyone ever got
> the waiver for any turbo set-up. Of course California is probably the
> only state that would be a problem.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
>
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave" <v-davidj@xxxx> wrote:
> > Not sure if anyone would be interested in this information, but I feel
> > it's a little bit noteworthy for the forum with regards to information
> > about our cars.
> >
> > I have an automatic single turbo DeLorean.  The turbo setup is a BAE,
> > which means that the catalytic converter is absent from the car.
> >
> > I took it in for an emissions test last week, and the car passed with
> > flying colors.  I don't recall off hand what the #s were, and I don't
> > have my emissions statement with me as I write this, but I do recall
> > that the #s were well below the minimum requirements.  If anyone is
> > interested in the specific #s, I would be happy to pass those along.
> >
> > I live in Washington State.  I don't know how Washington's emissions
> > standards fairs with others.
> >
> > FYI
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Dave Jacobs








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