New Audio On The Way !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
Reputation Points: 2212
The EPA, my biggest problem with them is Vehicles meeting the Emission Spec vs Engine Swaps. If the vehicle still meets the spec for the given year of the vehicle then what is wrong, no matter what engine is under the hood.
Scrambler82, I agree, it should not matter what engine is under the hood as long as it passes emissions test it should be OK.
Down with EPA regs on this. Not needed. How many people swap motors? 50 times more than tested positive for.... but still such a small portion of the cars being driven daily it will not make a difference.
If you were to take a survey I would place my money on less than 1% of all vehicles driven have engine swaps... (guess on that percentage) ! My point as Jin stated, there aren't a lot !
To me... the law should be you can't make more emissions than your vehicle did originally, why is that such a problem ?
When I did my '88 Swap, I did put in a newer engine, by five years a '93 Stang, 5.0L-W, got better mileage than the 2.9L V-6, always passed with the Tailpipe Sniffer, and wham-bam, no harm done and I save fuel.
Whats the saying, "No Harm, No Foul" !
Sorry for carrying on but this is a sore point to me, America, Land of the Free, do what you want and when you want... as long as it is deemed OK by other, BS !
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !