View Full Version : emission testing

10-27-09, 11:49 AM
For those of you that have cars 68 and older what all entails on the emissions test..do they test the cap and pressurize the tank.. I bought a 72 Comet and just wondering what BS the car is going to have go thru or just registering it in CA. thanks

Mr. Austin
10-27-09, 01:43 PM
they check the cap to make sure it seal properly. Thats all they did on mine. i know i am not a 68 but i am a 69 so i dunno how much that changes. they put the sniffers on. check for mufflers. make sure the cap seals and that was all she wrote.

10-27-09, 01:48 PM
you don't have that "cooking pot " looking charcol canister do you?

Mr. Austin
10-27-09, 04:03 PM
Where would it be? I am guessing not.

10-27-09, 04:05 PM
ya I don't hink you do.. I don't remember my 69 having it...the comet has it on the passenger side under the hood spring/hinge

Mr. Austin
10-27-09, 05:22 PM
Umm. does it look like the bottom of a coffe can? I have one on the inside tire well. right behind the front passanger tire in other words below that spring. i never knew what it was nor can i see the color of it due to age, mud, dirt etc.