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09-13-2012, 01:03 PM #1
Power steering delete question about smog
Hey just wondering about the power steering variable assist hose ports on the intake system how would I go about deleting or capping off these ports to pass smog visual tech and emissions?84 celica supra
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09-13-2012, 04:18 PM #2
You can buy vacuum caps at most auto parts stores. There's a variety pack if you're unsure of the size. I got mine at O'Reilly. I'm not sure how removing your power steering system will negatively affect your car's ability to pass emissions though.
09-13-2012, 04:56 PM #3
not really to sure either i just know smog reps are very picky about hoses and stuff... ill just plug the two hoses and hope he doesnt fail me when it comes time84 celica supra
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09-13-2012, 05:26 PM #4CelicaSupra.com Member
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The hoses in question arent tied to emissions... they give the engine more air so it doesnt die when the steering is a full lock...
09-13-2012, 05:38 PM #5
I was lazy and stuck a bolt in the end of the hose for a while. But ghetto is now the new fad, yeah, it's all the rage. LOL83-Red P-type , 6M,. LJM strut-bar, RC intake,Thorley header,Tenzo 17" wheels, cross-drilled rotors, Eibach springs, KYB shocks, 85 hatch and int., 82 header panel=Frankenkar
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09-14-2012, 05:21 PM #6
No, those hoses operate a valve in the power steering pump. It's a bypass valve that senses engine vacuum to only allow power assist when engine is at low RPM, such as parking lots. At higher RPM and lower vacuum, the power assist is bypassed to give the driver more steering "feel" at speed.
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09-14-2012, 07:07 PM #7
Well its never completely bypassed, just reduced. Its a 2 stage assist system basically.Black 86 mk2 Project Car
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