99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
I assume this has been covered but I am a newbie here and not sure where it is covered...
Ok, I stopped by a smog shop to get my 2002 F-350 4x4 Diesel smog checked and the guy would not even start after he looked in my engine compartment and saw I had a cold air intake and said where is your ######## sticker that states this intake is legal? I said what are you talking about and he proceded to tell me to go put the stock equipment back on it and come back before he will even attempt it?
Ok, So I am not going to do that.. any suggestions of a smog shop in San Diego, CA. that understands us diesel owners???
Since the aftermarket intake is an "alteration" of the emission system, it does require a C.A.R.B. exemption..Lots of guys I know have had the same issue and have borrowed someone else's stock intake to get passed the test.
Put yourself in the smog shops shoes. If you were operating the shop and B.A.R. sent in a "plant" (and they do!) is it really worth your license and the fines?
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Modifications need a C.A.R.B. approval number. I have an FIPK on my 7.3L and it has a lable on it indicating it's C.A.R.B. approval number.
Once you get that taken care of make sure you have the CAT installed if your vehicle came with one.
My 7.3L did not come with a cat. As it had an auto tranny. I understand those that came with a manual tranny did.
That is one of the features of living in Kalifornia.
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Talk to some other people and see what shop they recommend. There are shops in SD that are not picky at all when it comes to the visual. Everything is on the super down low because shops can be fined big $ for violations. Look for a crappy looking shop that is empty and if they ask for the EO number had them a $100 bill.
E450 7.3 PSD in a Bigfoot 24' motorhome.
Acquired parts for the intercooler mod
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