how to fail smog check

Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 07:16 AM about the 1993 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si Coupe

Question type: General

How do I fail the California smog check? My car is old and I want to retire it and
get the $1000 from the state of cal. But it fail due to a fuel cap inspection, not
emission. This does not qualify me for the $1000. Can I put something in the
gas tank to make sure that it will fail the emission test?

2 Answers

7,265

get rid of the catalytic converter , it takes care of a majority of nitric oxides .

66,365

Unplug the O2 sensor and get the check engine light to come on.

Your Answer:

Honda Civic del Sol Experts

  • #1
    Nick Mullins
    Reputation
    70
  • #2
    Joel Mashburn
    Reputation
    50
  • #2
    Vicente Sanchez
    Reputation
    50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
462 Great Deals out of 44,737 listings starting at $1,150
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
43 Great Deals out of 4,355 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Civic Coupe
90 Great Deals out of 10,643 listings starting at $977
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,105 listings starting at $1,312
Used Honda Prelude
93 listings starting at $2,700
Used Honda Accord
664 Great Deals out of 101,953 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota MR2
20 listings
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
15 Great Deals out of 838 listings starting at $650
Used Acura Integra
85 listings starting at $3,599
Used Chevrolet Camaro
233 Great Deals out of 26,932 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.