Time for LS swap... (1 Viewer)

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Nice. So does Texas have any issue with motor swaps? Do you have to get it inspected or anything?

Still needs vehicle inspection but no emissions but you can put a newer engine into an older vehicle but not vice versa which is what most states are anyway. Some counties do emissions but even then if the vehicle is over the 24 year exemption, no emissions testing.
 

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Nice. So does Texas have any issue with motor swaps? Do you have to get it inspected or anything?
He will have to get it inspected, but as long as it passes a visual (basically looking for cats) and emissions test, then he's fine. They aren't worried about what motor is in what vehicle, as long as it passes. And this is only in the higher populated counties that require emissions testing.
 
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Thanks! Going to try find a shop this week to evacuate the AC system so I can yank the ol 3FE out. Was planning to do it this last weekend but I had weekend drill (a year left before I can retire from the guard). Also, It's just been damn hot here in Texas lately lol..
That's nice of you. I just pulled the line off the condenser and evacuated the ac in my garage.
 
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He will have to get it inspected, but as long as it passes a visual (basically looking for cats) and emissions test, then he's fine. They aren't worried about what motor is in what vehicle, as long as it passes. And this is only in the higher populated counties that require emissions testing.

Exactly right... good thing no emissions here in San Antonio but then again, the vehicle is over 24 years so it'll be exempt even if I were in an emission testing county. I will still run two cats to help with the fumes though.
 
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Exactly right... good thing no emissions here in San Antonio but then again, the vehicle is over 24 years so it'll be exempt even if I were in an emission testing county. I will still run two cats to help with the fumes though.
I thought it was 25. When I lived in Austin (5 years ago) we still had emissions tests. How is that that San Antonio doesn't?
 
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I thought it was 25. When I lived in Austin (5 years ago) we still had emissions tests. How is that that San Antonio doesn't?

Dunno but according to DPS site it’s 24 and only 17 counties that do emissions testing.


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