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« on: Oct 02, 2013, 08:56:57 AM »
I hope this is the appropriate area for this subject.

I live in Westminster CA. I own an '81 Toyota 4x4.

I was able to register my truck when I bought it two years ago because I had a friend who's dad worked for a smog shop.

This resource is no longer available to me.

There's no way I can pass smog.

I do not want to register it OHV and buy a trailer. I have so much to do to my rig before shelling out 1600$ for a trailer.

Can anybody advise me on what to do?

THANK YOU!!

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Re: Registration
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2013, 09:14:10 AM »
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I own an '81 Toyota 4x4.
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There's no way I can pass smog.
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Hello Dcal714,

Can you please provide some details as to why you cannot pass smog. What engine are you running, and if its the 22R, then slap on your old stock carb and simply get it smogged. In this case you could get it smoggable in one night, go get it smogged the next day, then return things to how you have them that same night.

The only way I can see there being "no way" would be if you swapped in an engine older than your truck (pre-1981) which is not allowed in California. Otherwise get that monkey off your back by having a smog legal engine in the first place :_order:

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Re: Registration
« Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2013, 09:18:07 AM »
Thanks Big Mike!

Sometimes the simplest answer is the most brilliant.

I never thought to try to get it to pass smog.

I have my stock Carb on it; I have a leak in my exhaust manifold so I was told that unless I fix that, it won't pass.

What is your input on my exhaust leak?

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2013, 10:46:16 AM »
What is your input on my exhaust leak?
Get it fixed yesterday. Exhaust leaks are very annoying & cause an engine to sound awful. If you've got a leaking gasket, then get a new Toyota gasket (what, $5-$10?). Check to see if the manifold is warped before you bolt it back down. A trick you can do is apply old, used grease to the new (or used) exhaust gasket. When the gasket warms up the grease will cook and bake the gasket to the manifold & cylinder head.

You may also have a cracked exhaust manifold, leaking EGR pipe, or a leak where the manifold connects to the down-pipe before the cat. There are two doughnut washers at this down-pipe and I strongly suggest you use Toyota gaskets here for a proper fit that will last much longer than aftermarket "universal" gaskets.

Finding the exhaust leak should be basic in most cases. With the engine idling, listen to where you think the leak is coming from and carefully move your hand around said area. Of course don't touch any thing, just use your senses to feel for warm air blowing at your skin. You could also use a sheet of notebook paper and watch as the paper is pushed away at the source of the exhaust leak.

Good luck and get that thing fixed! The 22R is a great engine when properly cared for!

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Re: Registration
« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2013, 12:59:27 AM »
if it is an issue of you don't have the $ right now, or there is a lot of work to do before it is roadworthy again, you might want to look into putting it in non-operational status, so you don't get hit with major fees when you do get it fixed....
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Re: Registration
« Reply #5 on: Oct 04, 2013, 09:02:07 AM »
Hey Big Mike,

Here is a picture of my leak.

would simply replacing the gasket work in this case?

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Re: Registration
« Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2013, 09:12:41 AM »
Its possible the manifold could be warped but a new gasket is cheap and easy enough to find out if it will fix it.

Exhaust manifolds arent all that expensive or difficult to change as well, but if your on a budget just try a new gasket.

 
 
 
 
 

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