Emissions Testing - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-18-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Yellastang03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: South Elgin
Region: Illinois
Posts: 46
Emissions Testing

Hey guys just joined so hope I'm posting right but anyways I did some longtubes over the winter but was having some problems with the egr flow tube connecting to the egr tube on my headers so I decided to ditch the egr system all together. I recently went through emissions testing (OBD ONLY) and failed for no egr flow and a not ready monitor for rear o2s (catless and tuned) so my question is does anyone know if I just throw on my EGR system without hooking up the tube to my headers would that at least provide "flow" so I can pass. I'm allowed up to 1 monitor failing so I rather not have to drop money on cats if I don't have to.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Yellastang03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-18-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
PonyBoyV6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago Area
Region: Illinois
Posts: 1,079
Not sure how poorly your car would run, if you did this, but You can flash the car back to stock, Thrown on some MIL eliminators, and probably pass the O2 test, while only failing the EGR. That's also an option. I can't tell you anything about the EGR system as i've never messed around with it.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
PonyBoyV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 09:00 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
99_GRUMPY_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Cabo Rojo, P.R.
Region: Other
Posts: 590
Are you running the EGR delete kit or did you just take it out and are having CEL on? If you only install the EGR and not hook it up then you are not accomplishing anything at all. Why were you having difficulties hooking EGR up to the new headers anyway?
__________________


2015 Race Red Performance Package GT 5.0 (435hp) stock
Still in the making Updates coming soon!
99_GRUMPY_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #4
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,588
You have to either run the full EGR hookup or tune the computer to have it turned off. You honestly should be failing visually for no cats and they technically could impound your car and some states even have crush laws so you have to watch that too.

Not sure what issues you are having hooking the EGR up to the headers. If you did MACs it should bolt right up. The flow tube spins around on the EGR itself, it might be stuck in one spot from crud/corrosion but if you have MAC headers you just turn it 180 and it'll go right on.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 04:41 PM   #5
WJL
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pittsburgh
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 285
What State can crush your car for not passing emissions? I have to tell you that sounds a little far fetched. I could see them failing the inspection and not providing a sticker but taking possession of your car and crushing it.
WJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
WJL
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pittsburgh
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 285
I just had to respond again, after doing some research, most if not all States have a cost based wavier. This being the case there is no way a State can take and crush your car based on it not passing an emission test.

Be careful not to confuse this with imports that don't meet safety or emissions standards, that's a federal law and is completely different than State Emissions
WJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #7
ME Bloodhound
Staff
 
Soccerluvr4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sacramento/Bay Area
Region: California
Posts: 14,672
It's not the fact of passing emissions. It's the fact that removing the catalytic converters is a federal crime.


Bullitts are better than Bullets
__________________

Bullitt build paused pending graduation

HID end all thread
Soccerluvr4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Yellastang03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: South Elgin
Region: Illinois
Posts: 46
Hey guys sorry for the late response but anyways as far as being catless goes I'm in illinois so it's just obd testing so no visual or sniffer test. The problem I ran into with the flow tubes meeting up was that the pacesetter headers had a female thread and so did the egr flow tube. I was replacing the bbk LTs it already had (rusted out) and the BBKs had a male thread. After already spending 2 full days doing the headers I just said to hell with it and plugged off the flow tube on my header and took off all egr components and bought a EGR block off plate.And as far as having the egr system turned off in my tune that is as well as my rear o2s. Which brings me to have 2 not ready monitors which is 1 too many to pass. So I guess my question is could I throw on all my egr components without hooking up the flow tube to headers (so no exhaust recirculating just outside air) and then have bama turn back on my egr system?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Yellastang03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 07:43 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
99_GRUMPY_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Cabo Rojo, P.R.
Region: Other
Posts: 590
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yellastang03 View Post
So I guess my question is could I throw on all my egr components without hooking up the flow tube to headers (so no exhaust recirculating just outside air) and then have bama turn back on my egr system?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
We answered your question before about this. You can not just throw on your EGR and not have it totally hooked up properly and expect it to work and not pass OBD.
__________________


2015 Race Red Performance Package GT 5.0 (435hp) stock
Still in the making Updates coming soon!
99_GRUMPY_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Illinois Emissions testing with O/R X pipe Langer1099 2005-2010 Mustang GT 4 06-11-2013 08:45 AM
Emissions testing 1996v6stang 1996-2004 Mustang GT 10 01-13-2013 12:47 AM
Florida emissions testing Copenhagen54 1996-2004 Mustang GT 5 08-26-2012 07:00 AM
A little depressed... emissions testing sucks...advice? NeedSomeMods 1979-1995 Mustang GT 28 07-04-2012 09:37 AM
When is a car exempt from Emissions testing? dagoberto General Car Discussion 1 04-04-2010 10:53 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



11:47 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.