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Why would you pull the engine to do a service?
I doubt the smog pulleys are worn out...
If it has an aftermarket muffler it most likely has no catalyst and would probably still not pass emissions no matter how well you tune it up.
With that kind of mileage it probably needs valve guides if it's never been into, which may explain the oil all over the top of the motor. This may affect smog test as well, I'm not sure because we don't have them here( I never thought I'd say this but I kinda wish we did, cough cough)

BTW I usually pull the wastegate, airinjection check valve, and driver's side sheet metal to adjust the valves and change the plugs from the bottom, on that side.
You don't have to remove the engine, smogpump, or all the induction plumbing on that side.
Old 03-01-2008, 04:41 PM
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