View Full Version : California Smog Question

02-13-2009, 11:16 PM
I'm finishing up a 5.3 Vortec swap into my Jeep CJ7. I'm swapping the LS1 intake for the Vortec intake. The engine is a 99 but flashed as an 02 so it will not require the EGR. When I take it to the referee, will he give me crap for the EGR block off? Also, if I cover over the EGR block off with resin and paint over it, would that disguise it enough to pass?

02-13-2009, 11:29 PM
the ls1 fuel rail wont work with harness because of the bosch style injectors( different connectors), other than that i thought there was no cali referees or something anymore, i forgot what i heard. Sounds like a great swap tho :D

02-13-2009, 11:43 PM
If I use the Vortec fuel rails with the LS1 intake, would that work? then the harness would hook right up.

02-14-2009, 12:32 AM
the fuel rail mounting points are different, i could be wrong on the injectors just because i havent messed with the 5.3s but the 6.0s are def different, the only way to get around it is wire on the bosch connectors or moybe theres a way of moddin the vortec fuel rail, or putting an aftermarket fuel rail on

02-14-2009, 12:39 AM
i have a 02 truck intake with rails laying in my garage to get it pass smog then swap back to the car intake. Ebay has the bosch connectors set of 8 for like 24 bucks