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passing ca. smog

Regarding the long as, "all of the required emission controls are connected and functioning", any intercooler for a gasoline engine is acceptable. The smog tech can allow it as passing the visual test.

Quicksilver's advice is very good. For sure...have the cat on to pass the visual and to help you pass the sniff test. Most techs can't tell the stock heat exchangers from headers, especially if the headers have heat and the exhaust system looks used and dirty. Chrome, flashy header pipes are too noticeable as being different and the tech may object. Some techs will be more focused on oxygen sensors. If your headers don't have the sensor plugged into the piping, he'll fail you for having a non-OEM exhaust and a modified oxygen sensor circuit. If you have the O2 sensor in the proper location in the header, he may assume that the headers are OEM.
Scott - 1987 930: 3.45L Supertec engine w/GT3 crank, California Motor Sports upgraded 930 trans, modified suspension, Zuffenhaus 9's and 11's, black on black..."The Black (Financial) Hole"
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