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Is it possible to pass a smog test with bad or cracked headers?

Discussion in '348/355' started by butcher, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. butcher

    butcher Formula 3

    Oct 19, 2008
    2,289
    Castro Valley, CA
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    Albert
    Since we all know the history of manifolds/headers going bad in the 355, I was wondering if the car had bad headers could it possibly pass a California Smog test?
     
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  3. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Mar 18, 2008
    29,131
    Seattle Area
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    Jedi
    I live in Washington State... certainly not here - no way. So California? Not very likely....
     
  4. Nero308

    Nero308 Karting
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    Jan 2, 2004
    190
    NorCal
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    Yoshi
    My car had the right-side header leak problem yet passed the smog test here in South Bay. I guess it all depends on the degree of the leak problem, etc.
     
  5. cheny4

    cheny4 Karting

    Feb 15, 2009
    130
    No VA
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    Cheny Y.
    My '95 355 spider failed the emissions test in Virginia with a cracked right header. I'm waiting on Tubis ... coming next week. Great excuse to upgrade (Honey the car can't be driven like this!!).
     
  6. Loser

    Loser Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2008
    791
    Gilroy, CA
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    Tom
    I had a leak in the left header and passed a smog test in the Bay Area.
     
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  8. horsmanp

    horsmanp Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2005
    306
    AZ
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    Patrick Horsman
    Had both Left and Right totally blown out... Just had them rebuilt in the UK and now runs great.
     

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