Idle compensator reauirements for California

Asked by Daniel Jun 24, 2020 at 03:10 PM about the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1976 pontiac pontiac formula
400 with the pontiac 400ci. Engine and
4bbl.quadrajet is the idle compensator

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The purpose of the idle compensator is to burn excess fuel fumes when the engine is hot. I have little doubt this would be required in California. I have no idea if a smog tech would catch this or not.

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