Well I got pulled over yesterday by the California Highway Patrol. I wasnt speeding or driving crazy. I was just driving normally trying my hardest not to make too much noise with my exhaust. Well I got pulled over becuase I’m missing my front license plate and he then noticed my exhaust. Well after further inspection of my vehicle, he asked me to “Pop my Hood”…As soon as he opened it he saw the Intake, Headers, Injectors, VTEC wiring, and pretty much knew it was a swap. I didnt really think that the average CHP officer knew too much about VTEC motors but I guess he did. Well to make a long story short, He gave me a ticket for the Front License plate and the modified exhaust…I thought it was all good until he told me to look at the back of the ticket…
STATE REFEREE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
-NO OFFICER SIGN OFF (Vehicle must be
removed from the roadway immediately and
may not be driven until in compliance.
no, just go to the state ref, and if you dont know what to do to make it legit, then he will tell you…
i.e. if you have a b18c or b16a in there, you will need to be obd1, and get a p72 ecu for the b18c motor, or the p61 with the b16a motor. have all smog equipment of a '95 integra GSR or the '94 del sol vtec si. then if it passes smog & visuals, he will give you a bar sticker that he will place on your door jamb area. and next time you get pulled over, that’s the verification that your swap was legit.
if you have a lsvtec… then you should put everything back to stock, and make it pass smog…
Wow…Thank you TEgBoi for making me feel a little bit better about it.
As of right now I have:
95’ OBD1 B18C1 Full complete with ECU is that good enough? I know I need to replace the header, exhaust, injectors, intake, and some wiring but all they’re worried about is the motor/exhaust right? No need to take off my wheels and or suspension?
[QUOTE=BLKGSRDA9;1878171]Wow…Thank you TEgBoi for making me feel a little bit better about it.
As of right now I have:
95’ OBD1 B18C1 Full complete with ECU is that good enough? I know I need to replace the header, exhaust, injectors, intake, and some wiring but all they’re worried about is the motor/exhaust right? No need to take off my wheels and or suspension?[/QUOTE]
make everything as close to stock as it came on the '95 gsr as possible. dual butterfly upside down intake manifold, charcoal canister, pcv valve, vacuum lines routed correctly, stock header, stock intake, good cat. cleanup the wiring (electrical tape cleanly to hide stray wires, bright colored wires & such)
and wheels/suspension, if your low, then raise your car up. as high as it can go. wheels are no problem. stock tire size or whatnot incase for the rollers… some state ref stations have drive up ramps for the dyno, some have in floor ramps. so just be safe and raise it as high as it can go or else your frame may scrape the drive up ramps, and even the in ground if your low enough (i’ve scraped at them, haha)
pretty much, a state referee will look at it, and have in mind that they have a book that tells them everything that needs to be there, so you have to pretty much find someone with a '95 integra GSR, and go over every emissions dealt with part, and make sure you have it too.
they WILL check & scan the barcode on the ECU to verify it’s the legit one. so dont go on ebay, and buy some random ecu that says it’s for a b18c with a paper printed out barcode that’s taped onto the side of the ECU.
Thanks TeGbOi, How much does all of the Certification Cost? I pretty much have a good idea on how I’m going to “Legitimize” my car. Will the Ref let me drive up and drive away even thought I may not pass the 1st time?
Thanks for your response, I’m really trippin on this whole thing.
Thanks Mike. The front plate isnt really that big of an issue, To be honest, I think I may have lost it during my college years. I moved around a lot and lost it somehow. I might just have to buy a new one from DMV.