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Can this canister by airbox be eliminated with out affecting smog (CA)?


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#1 fixture

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:23 PM

Can this canister be eliminated/plugged with out affecting smog to much ( I still have both cats on the car)? Still getting this car ready for smog in wonderful (pathetic,great, annoying, sunny, crazy, beaches, dumb) CA.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

probably not. BUT if they dont know what the oil separator is then maybe.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

They wont know what is missing from a 29 year old car. They still ask what car this is. They only look for modifications, if it looks stock they just make sure it passes emissions.

Just want to make sure I can still pass with out it.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

Why remove it? Mitsubishi must have put it there for a reason. It doesn't decrease power, in fact it helps stop excess oil mist go back into the intake as a natural product of blow-by. It doesn't weigh much either. Removing EGR on the other hand...

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

it releases the crank case of pressure in the block. i would keep it.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

Ok. Just dont like the location. Might just relocate it.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

Lots of people get rid of it, and just put a filter on the valve cover in the back....

Do some reading, and see if you want to go this route....

You will get mixed opinions...

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, I have done the filter on the back of the valve cover, and it wont pass since it is not factory. I can just relocate the oil separator. But I like your thinking. lol

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:45 AM

the stock location is left of radiator...

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:03 AM

I relocated mine to the firewall near the wiper motor.  I think kev is relocating his to inside the car under the passenger side of the dash.  So, you have options ... I wouldn't eliminate it.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:07 AM

I relocated mine to the firewall near where the abs modulator was.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

View Posttechboy, on 19 April 2017 - 09:03 AM, said:

I relocated mine to the firewall near the wiper motor.  I think kev is relocating his to inside the car under the passenger side of the dash.  So, you have options ... I wouldn't eliminate it.

Not the oil separator, I relocated the vacuum can to the inside of the car.


I couldn't even pass the PA emissions test on one of my older daily driver conquests with only removing the secondary air box...that one always puzzled me.  

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:35 PM

Ahh, yes, that's right kev. It's was the vacuum canister. I have mine mounted side by side in the engine bay and sometimes I forget which is which.
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