5.0 swap emissions questions
Hi all, I am smack dab in the middle of my 5.0 EFI swap and have an endless number of questions!
My EFI 5.0 came out of a 1990 Crown Vic, and has a smog pump. I am planning on leaving this off the engine before it enters my CJ, but I am looking for some feedback from those more wise on 5.0 swaps. I have done a ton of research on what exactly the air injection is doing, and how it affects emisions, etc. but I think that by 1986 CARBed standards, this puppy should pass with flying colors regardless! [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
The main reason I am planning on leaving it off is because the sucker is frozen up. It looks like I should be able to leave the exhaust plumbing intact, and simply plug the hose that would have gone into the pump right? I have read that I will get a CEL by leaving this off, and I have heard that I won't, and I've also heard that the CAT will burn up if I leave it off, and quite possibly green peace will place me on their top 10 most wanted list. Now if I get a "universal" CAT, then I shouldn't have to worry about the thing burning up right? Again, looking for advice from those that have been here already [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]