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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
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 and
found they have a evap tester for the smog people here ...

see the calif testing description here ....

Looks like the club here will need one of the cheaper these evap leak finders

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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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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