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Old 10-29-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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December 1st 95 and older Calif cars will be evap tested

Hello -

Just noticed this at SaturnFans :

December 1st 95 and older Calif cars will be evap tested
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=108340
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As of December 1st smog stations in california will be doing
fuel evap pressure tests on 1975 to 1995 cars. I heard a smog tester
saying he expected 2/3rds of those cars to fail. I talked to a goldseal
smog station guy and he said he thinks it's basically a way of removing older
cars from california roads. Guess the new car dealers will like $that$

I was looking at the interesting testing tools at www.waekon.com and
found they have a evap tester for the smog people here ...
http://www.waekon.com/emissions/evapintro.html

see the calif testing description here ....
www.smogcheck.ca.gov/ftp/pdfdocs/LPFETFAQ.pdf

Looks like the club here will need one of the cheaper these evap leak finders
http://www.waekon.com/PS/evap/evapintro.html

Can anybody tell me about the design of the SL saturn evap system?
Does it have a plastic evap tank that could fail and leak? Any known
spots of leaks?
Doesn't effect me, but it's something other GasSavers need to know.

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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Cool beans...It's annoying when old cars slip by testing that new cars need to do...
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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I think they already do this in certain districts, since I remember it being a problem on friend's cars as far back as 99/00 IIRC. Probably just moving it statewide. I think the most likely thing to cause failure was a bad gas cap, but iono really. Maybe I'm smokin' the wacky tabacky and will have to muck around with more emissions repairs in the future.
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