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Old 11-15-2017, 05:21 PM   #1
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Howdy Folks got a couple questions about California smoke test. Took my truck to get it to pass smog 2001 Cummins, both smog shop said that truck blows too much smoke and wouldn't even test it. No tuner stock injectors need help!
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Boost leak,worn injectors to start.
Are you in San Diego or close by? There's an honest shop here I use.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:07 PM   #3
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Yep, most likely boost leaks, or even an old clogged up air filter.

The stock rubber intake boots (sometimes also called "hump hose") very commonly get small pinhole leaks. A good shop can easily pressurize your intake system with shop air and find the leaks with soapy water. On a truck as old as a 2001, it's pretty much guaranteed that you're going to have small leaks on multiple boots.
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These are the cheapest silicone boots Iíve found. Iíve run them on my 12 Valve for about 5k miles, and had them off and on a few times (for other modifications to the truck). Theyíre holding up great. I spray a light film of WD-40 in the boots and they slip right on. And I havenít had any clamps break or come loose. I paid about $20 more ordering them through amazon, because I didnít know you could buy direct.

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If it's a snap test the main reasons for smoke are:
Clogged air filter
MAP and IAT sensors reading wrong.

This is because at the snap test the turbo does not have time to spool up, so leakages in the turbo and intercooler piping are not really relevant.
(Nevertheless fix all leaks there, power, egt and fuel economy are affected by holes there)

I'd start by replacing the air filter and cleaning the MAP and IAT sensors.
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