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Ok, here's the deal. I got 72 240Z with emission recirculation and i was wondering is it worth effort to take it off? We dont have emission limits to 30+ cars. Does it give any Hp or make engine rev better?

Also i would apreciate pictures and instructions about this.:stupid:

Thanks already!

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Take it off.....It'll give you more H.P. just by dumping the drag created by the smog pump. Also it allows you to put 17 degrees of advance! It's a cleaner look.....Get rid of the extras on the balance tube....Bruce at Z Therapy will take care of that! All IMO.

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Dropping the smog pump is dropping a lot of weight too...

Am I correct in understanding that the "smog pump" just diluted the exhaust gas with fresh air, to "cheat" the old emissions tests?

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So the question was about the air injection pump and not the exhaust gas recirculator?

EGR leave on.

The air pump is a low pressure pump and takes almost no HP to drive. The weight is pretty insignificant too. Don't expect to notice a performance increase as it will be very small, but as other have said there will be one.

Steve

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Dropping the smog pump is dropping a lot of weight too...

Am I correct in understanding that the "smog pump" just diluted the exhaust gas with fresh air, to "cheat" the old emissions tests?

Unburned gas in the exhaust steam is given additional oxygen by the air pump to complete combustion to some extent. At the federal level emissions are measure by weight (grams/mile) so they cannot be diluted. At your local test center there is a dilution effect as they are measured as a percent or in PPM.

Steve

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Unburned gas in the exhaust steam is given additional oxygen by the air pump to complete combustion to some extent. At the federal level emissions are measure by weight (grams/mile) so they cannot be diluted. At your local test center there is a dilution effect as they are measured as a percent or in PPM.

Steve

That's true. In fact, if there any holes in the exhaust system or leaks of any kind that are large enough, the car will fail.

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Take it off.....It'll give you more H.P. just by dumping the drag created by the smog pump. Also it allows you to put 17 degrees of advance! It's a cleaner look.....Get rid of the extras on the balance tube....Bruce at Z Therapy will take care of that! All IMO.

I'd be interested to know what injecting air into the exhaust has to do with ignition timing.

Steve

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I'm sure it has nothing to do with it. It's just that factory timing specs are less advanced on the smog pump equipped vehicles.

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Thanks for good points. BUT if im going to remove all those objects (air pump and all the other accessory related to it) is there any hints for doing it? Pics also help cause im quite dummy when comes to customising engine.

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To remove the nipples in the exhaust manifold you will need a quality 14mm open end/box wrench. I used a reciprocating saw to cut the common rail into sections and then cut them flush at the nipple for easier access.

By searching these forums I found the correct sizing and a fantastic place to order the small bolts to plug the holes left in the exhaust manifold and the the holes that will be left in the intake.

The whole process is quite easy, maybe a small pain in the back from leaning into the engine bay and reaching into for most of the process :classic:

thor

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