New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - Should I remove Air pump?
12-04-2011, 06:02 PM
I'm wondering if I should delete out my air pump..?
Are there any cons to deleting this out? I have gotten a pretty generic SES code from it and I need to do emissions, I have read that removing it is what a lot of people do.
I have a 99 WS6 w/110k miles.
Would this effect my car at all?
(It's all stock right now) I plan to do just an intake & exhaust for now.
12-04-2011, 07:32 PM
You can remove it but you have to have it tuned out so you don't throw a code. I don't think there are any cons as it's main goal is to help the cats heat up more quickly (more or less) but unless you're a tree hugger, having the cats heat up a bit slower won't really hurt anything. It may shorten the life of the cats as well but by how much, I dunno... not by much I don't suspect.
I'm removing mine when I install long tubes.
12-04-2011, 07:41 PM
A lot of people remove it because it doesn't work with most headers. If you are looking for a performance mod this is not it(if you only take out the pump), but if you are doing long tubes I would take it out.
12-04-2011, 11:45 PM
I'm putting long tubes, so this is what I did: http://ls1tech.com/forums/new-ls1-owners-newbie-tech/1472338-noob-headers-air-tubes.html
12-06-2011, 09:38 AM
Yes remove the AIR pump... hate that thing! But that wont fix your SES light. Removing it will throw a SES light for u not having it plugged in. You will still need to tune the code out with a tuner.
12-06-2011, 09:46 AM
I took mine out and blew it to pieces with a shotgun.
12-06-2011, 12:46 PM
Yeah, I don't plan on removing the cats or anything like that for now.
Its just annoying to see the SES light on with that secondary air injection system code... I might just take it in to see what it is and if its shot, might as well do what Troy5061 did hahaha :)
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