- Nov 19, 2005
- Pasadena, CA
Hey all, haven't posted here in awhile as my 60 has been undergoing a vortec swap at a shop. The swap has taken way too long, but at this point it's for the most part finished, other than trying to fix one last evap code.
I've heard that there have been some recent engine swap rule changes and I believe starting January 2019, that you can no longer flash the ECU , and that the ref checks that when you take it in for the sticker. pulled from Spannerspinner's thread below ,
(I called the BAR. What they want to see is the entire componentry sourced from a single automobile with zero alterations - engine, intake, emissions, EVAP, ecu/pcm, harness. Literally any modifications to the computer are considered illegal. Even if it cleans it up.)
I have gone thru Spannerspinner's thread https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/pendragon.914649/page-7#post-12218119 and seems like he's not having much luck,
but I'm turning to the collective knowledge of the mud community to ask if there is any way possible to have a vortec swap pass the Ref and made California Smog Legal at this point? I've heard through the grapevine Georg from valley hybrids has said it's pretty much impossible, but I didn't hear from him directly.
I've done some googling but seems hard to come across the new regulations.
Is it even possible to run a swapped fj60 on an unflashed ECU?
I'm really bummed out at this point because this swap should have been finished long before the January 2019 regulation change. A lot of my funds, and too much time has gone into this swap... Any advice would be appreciated on how we can make this happen.