I am looking at buying a used car as described above. It appears to have been maintained fairly well by the owner who is a mechanic. I live in an area that is subject to periodic emissions testing (Denver, CO). The current owner does not. He has replaced the original Toyota carburetor with a Weber that appears to work well. I agree with his logic that the Weber is a much better carb than the Toyota. I am concerned, however, that this may not be a legal modification under the Clean Air Act although the emission standards for this car are probably quite low. I have tried to research this issue on the Internet with little success but did find that illegal emissions system modifications can result in significant fines. Could you advise what the "general rule" might be on such carburetor modifications or where I might find guidance as this might be more of a legal question, and I'm fairly sure you would not want to give legal advice? Emission tests here include inspections of the fuel induction system as well as emission systems for alterations.
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 AT 9:31 AM