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Old 03-25-2004, 05:35 AM   #1
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Im curious as to whether removing this will have any effects on how my car runs. I dont even really know what it does other than coming on when my car starts. We dont have emission tests around here so it wont be a problem. Also if its not a big deal to take it out, is it hard? Thanks for any details.
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Keep in mind that the PCM is programmed to work WITH the emissions equipment on the car. If you remove anything or disable it, it can cause issues that can result in chronic SES lights and actually reduce performance. It can also be difficult if not ILLEGAL to resell the car with the equipment missing. Also realize that the MPG and performance levels for CA emmisions and non-CA emissions cars are identical. You'll only be inviting trouble for no real benefit IMHO.
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It actually blows fresh air directly into the exhaust header. This is supposed to reduce emissions after the car is started. I believe it does this by diluting the exhaust by adding fresh air and allowing the cats to clean the rest easier. The blower will not come on every time the car is started however and will only run for a short while around a minute or two.

I vote for leaving it in place also..... Prety neat little device I think.
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OK thanks guys I just wanted to be sure before I just yanked it out. It will stay. Im looking to make more room in my engine compartment, but I guess moving the battery to the trunk is my only real option. (A/C is staying!) Thanks again.
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