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ikin Jun 17, 11:44pm - #200609 
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Smog test!

my car need to be test before august 20, its a 2000 gt with a Injen CAI, and tanabe hyper medallion exhaust. i got this car brand new and i have 230,000 miles with the check engine light on, sometimes it goes off. i know i wont pass smog like it is right now. do you guys have any tips to pass besisdes pay someone off? and yes i do have that much miles! HELP
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CELIBORGY Jun 17, 11:51pm - #200610 
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eek eek eek eek eek eek 230,000 eek damn thats a lot of miles eek eek

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ikin Jun 18, 12:54am - #200611 
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please help! by the way does anybody know how much it costs to bore out the block of the 1zz?
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Chaz Jun 18, 3:19am - #200612 
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Obviously the cel is going to be a problem... Clean your mass air flow sensor (and throttle body for good measure) There's a guide for all this stuff on the site.

Do you think that your mods are going to make you fail the smog test?

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silver Jun 18, 4:25am - #200613 
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Reset your ECU to see if the CEL goes away. If it doesn't, go to Autozone or some other auto parts store and have them tell you what CEL code the ECU is throwing. Then come tell us what it is.

You might need a new cataltic coverter, 230k miles is a LOT of driving for 4 years.

To reset the ECU, undo the negative terminal of your battery and let the car sit for approx. 15 minutes. Reatach the battery, start the car, and see if it's still lit.
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ikin Jun 18, 4:26am - #200614 
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it wont come back thats for sure, but i fi drive on the freeway it comes on, i already clean the maf, better throttle response and quicker acceleraztion off the line.
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silver Jun 18, 4:47am - #200615 
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RESET THE ECU PLEASE.

No more asking questions until you've reset it. gimme
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 4:56am - #200616 
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I think he said that he tried resetting the ECU and it would come back on when he starts driving. My Focus is doing the same thing. I am waiting for Autozone to get their little device back in.

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ikin Jun 18, 5:56am - #200617 
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ill reset it right befoire i take the test!
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silver Jun 18, 6:21am - #200618 
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Don't do that. If it doesn't work and there is a real problem you'll fail. Find out what the CEL code is ASAP.
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AZZKIKR Jun 18, 3:03pm - #200619 

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yea, bro...get the ecu reset, or get your codes pulled and tell us what it is...as for boring the block...it will probably run you around $1,500 - $2,000 for the boring and new pistons...BTW...how is your car holding up for 230,000 miles...that's awesome!!!!! if you want a less expensive route, then look at atk-engines.com...and call them, they can get you a longblock, ready to bolt in 1zz engine, with the head and everything on it for like $2695.00...its what I'm gonna do when I get that many miles on my celi
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angusGT Jun 18, 8:12pm - #200620 
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Chances are it's one of the O2 sensors on your car. Seeing as it doesn't come on until after you've been driving for a while it's more than likely not the cold start O2 sensor. I've never replaced the O2 sensor in my Celica so I'm not sure how hard it is to get to the portion of the exhaust where it's at. You might have to have a pro do it.
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Tru_gts Jun 19, 3:12am - #200621 
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NorwayGT Jun 19, 3:15am - #200622 

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Originally Posted by Tru_gts
eek

was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
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truboo Jun 19, 4:10am - #200623 
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ikin Jun 21, 1:49am - #200624 
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it holds up good, i dont rqace at all, and i drive normally, shift before 3k under normal conditions. take real good care,beofer i had to change the oil every other week because i dorve 3k in two weeks. its still godd and handles unbelievbaly! if you treat the car good it will treat you good! thanks for the info
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ikin Jun 21, 1:50am - #200625 
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ive changed it before did nothing
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TRD_TEMPEST_GT Jun 21, 6:55am - #200626 

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hmmm i havnt ever heard of anyone having to do a smog test around here were i live... must be a big city thing
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ikin Jun 21, 4:09pm - #200627 
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we have the C.A.R.B. legal thing, since in the 70's the sky used to be gray in the day time in LOS ANGELES, so they made stricter emission laws, and now the sky is a lot cleaner. every car need to get checked every four years to get the registration sticker on ur car. if you dont and a cop sees you then ull get a ticket and will have to take it to the smog test. SUKS
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Justice Jun 21, 4:20pm - #200628 

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eek where the hell do you drive to?
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TRD_TEMPEST_GT Jun 21, 6:21pm - #200629 

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yeah that must be a cali thing...yeah that sux bro
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ikin Jun 21, 6:39pm - #200630 
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i go to vegas san diego frisco, la al ot of vacation and trips and my car still runs stronmg and keep up with a brand new stock celica until bout 70mph
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XxMerlinxX Jun 21, 6:42pm - #200631 
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Are you being hunted or what? How in the world do you have all those miles??? eek spineyes

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ikin Jun 21, 6:49pm - #200632 
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no im not being hunted ill try to post a pik soon of my car, i have damage on it, only one is mine. i have a hole in the front from a trailer hitch because i bought crappy tires and was looking at a hot chick, an idioit walked into my left fender, another idiot in a red civic bumped my righht fender on the freeway, a cadillac, a bronco , a a jeep cherokee hit me from the rear, noo major damage, just scratches while they need to buy for themselves a new bumper, a tire was flying around in the freeway and hit the top my car right befor the moonroof, i left the car at a garage in l.a. to be parked and they hit a pipe, now i have a dent in my trunk rear, a rock on the freeway hit the sil of windshield on the passenger side and on top of the left fender,, my dad puched my car near the rear drivers window because we had trouble changing drum brakes. all in all its a good car!
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l2pdrums Jun 21, 10:49pm - #200633 

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frown the car has gone thru some tough abuse, but Its holding up, thats good.

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ikin Jun 21, 10:58pm - #200634 
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ill post piks soon!
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xXMaGNuSXx Jun 22, 12:00am - #200635 
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I thought you have to test your car every 6 years? confused
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ikin Jun 22, 12:20am - #200636 
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nope i bought the car in august of 2000 and now i have until august 20 to get it to pass, is there a universal cat out there?
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actually it aint that bad I drove around for 6 months with expired tags and I only got a $25 dolar ticket when I got caught. Surprisingly it was a Parking Enforcement Officer (meter maid) that gave me the ticket and not the cops.

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ikin Jun 22, 1:21am - #200638 
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ikin, I would restore the car back to stock as much as you can, like putting the stock airbox in with new filter, not your old one. I would also put the stock exhaust back on. I have a new 02 GTS with 40k miles and I barely passed smog in cali. I just moved to La from Vegas so I had to get smogged for initial registration. I barely passed because I left my custom free flowing exhaust on cause I was too lazy to bolt my stock on, and also I didn't hook up all my vacuum lines because I forgot how they hook up. ok, technically I should not have passed the visual, but I just bolted the sensors on to my stock airbox somewhat behind it, so it looks right. I had to put the stock airbox in to pass the visual inspection, because I had a non-carb custom Intake made(my secret weapon).
Also, I would run a high quality fuel system cleaner like red line's to clear out your system. You might want to invest a $100 OBD II scanner so you don't have to keep on running to autozone, etc to borrow a scanner as you fix your car. I bought the Innova Obd II for $130 with a $30 rebate. It works great.
Also learn about trip drive cycles and about all the monitors on your car and the procedures you have to follow to have the monitors complete their diagnostic. In CA, you need at least 5 monitors to have run successfully and come back with no DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) to pass one part of the functional smog test.
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ikin Jun 28, 4:19pm - #200644 
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hey thanks for all the info i really appreciate it but i know i the Intake and the exhaust wont play a factor since both are carb legal products, everythuing i buy must be carb legal or i wont mess wit it, were did you get that obd II scanner from? aight thanks!
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bloodredgt Jun 28, 5:26pm - #200645 

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all i gotta say is there are some people in westminster who will know what you mean when you say "This car HAS to PASS smog test." Give em a little tip and you'll be on your way. Anyways that's where most of the high horsepower supras go and pass smog (single Turbo, bpu, etc.) near orange county.

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darksidecelica Jun 29, 12:04am - #200646 

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man...i got a year left until i gotta smog...hope i dont run into any problems
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ikin Jun 29, 12:13am - #200647 
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 2, 2:44am - #200648 

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I got the Obd-II scanner from Kragen Auto Parts. Don't get the ghetto orange one for $100. Get the Innova $130 blue w/ black case one with $30 rebate. The Innova will show you the status of your diagnostic monitors, and has an auto scan update every 15 seconds.

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ikin Jul 2, 3:03am - #200649 
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thansk for the info man i will take that into consideration
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Tru_gts Jul 3, 1:01am - #200650 
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i will definately consider a scanner and by the way, what does obd stand for?

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Jae Jul 6, 11:34am - #200652 

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Originally Posted by ikin
please help! by the way does anybody know how much it costs to bore out the block of the 1zz?


2000 $ for the bore out gt. Check gude racing. they do custom bore and stuff like that. but i don't know if its safe
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ikin Jul 6, 4:21pm - #200653 
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^^ what do you mean you dont know if its safe, because the cylinder wall are going to be thinner?
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hkysk8r86 Jul 6, 4:33pm - #200654 

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For that price...just buy a used 2zz with less miles than 230,000 wink

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