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Whos got a Roush/SVO blower in California?

If you guys have these installed, how are you passing smog since they dont have a CARB number?

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someone's got to have one in Cali? How are you Roush guys doing it?

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most of those smog guys probably wouldn't even know what they are looking at. just go to a small smog station like a gas station one. they almost never check for anything. as long as it passes the sniffer test, they will let you go. key thing is "small shop" and stay away from a performance shop smog station.
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where in the bay area are you at? the smog place near my house is pretty cool. i smogged my old gt there w/o a problem with my bassani x-pipe with cats. they never looked under the car or checked for anything, just the sniffer.
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Thanks for the replies guys. What a relief. I just got my blower this past week(not installed yet) and was worried that I was going to have to return it. So these things are passsing emissions, its just that they dont have a CARB number. Cool...
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Thanks for the replies guys. What a relief. I just got my blower this past week(not installed yet) and was worried that I was going to have to return it. So these things are passsing emissions, its just that they dont have a CARB number. Cool...
yeah i know a guy from napa who has the same blower, it will pass with flying colors. it just doesn't have the CARB number, but it will pass easily.
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I got my blower from Ford a year and a half ago for my 98 GT, knowing that it had no CARB # for Calif application. Here is my best *guess* as to why it had no CRAB # - the fuel tank vapor purge system is diferent - different valving, different sensors. The result is that I always have a "check engine" light showing due to the missing fuel-tank-purge sensor(s).

Whether or not this is the case for your new Roush/SVO system, I can't say.

The "check engine" light does not seem to have any effect on performance, and it has very little, if any, effect on actual measured emmisions - my measured emmisions were a factor of 10 or so below that required by the smog check limits. But it may make your smog guy take note of the "check engine" light .

Bottom line for me? - like stangin' said, the car passes emmision limts (as of 2 weeks ago) with flying colors, but will not pass visual inspection, both in terms of the CARB #'s, and the "check engine" light (at least in regard to my 98 GT with the Ford SVO kit). So, if you have a smog checker with whom you have a good relationship with, you may want to "suggest" that he ignore the check engine light, knowing that it will pass the actual emmisions test which is what gets modemed to Sacrametno by the smog-check machine.

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I got my blower from Ford a year and a half ago for my 98 GT, knowing that it had no CARB # for Calif application. Here is my best *guess* as to why it had no CRAB # - the fuel tank vapor purge system is diferent - different valving, different sensors. The result is that I always have a "check engine" light showing due to the missing fuel-tank-purge sensor(s).

Whether or not this is the case for your new Roush/SVO system, I can't say.

The "check engine" light does not seem to have any effect on performance, and it has very little, if any, effect on actual measured emmisions - my measured emmisions were a factor of 10 or so below that required by the smog check limits. But it may make your smog guy take note of the "check engine" light .

Bottom line for me? - like stangin' said, the car passes emmision limts (as of 2 weeks ago) with flying colors, but will not pass visual inspection, both in terms of the CARB #'s, and the "check engine" light (at least in regard to my 98 GT with the Ford SVO kit). So, if you have a smog checker with whom you have a good relationship with, you may want to "suggest" that he ignore the check engine light, knowing that it will pass the actual emmisions test which is what gets modemed to Sacrametno by the smog-check machine.

Good luck.


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my old gt never had the check engine light come on. the other few svo guys in cali that i know never had this problem either
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w3rd huh?

But I went through the wiring diags, and sure as S*&^ Stinks, I have a different purge valve and sensor (as received from the factory on the stock 98 GT for California) in the tank purge system. Perhaps the later blower kits came with a computer that ignored my missing sensor.

If you don't have the "check engine" light, more power to y'all!
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