Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Did you mention it to them or did they notice the pump removed? If they noticed anything, I certainly wouldn't tell them about the mod. I would have just downplayed the whole thing like I knew nothing about it and ask them to see how it tests.
Find it hard that they would even notice. Removed mine years ago and never had the mechanic who does my inspections suspect a thing. I did remove the Tube too which if left in place may raise suspicion. I have even taken it to a couple of other shops over the years for inspections and never an issue. My car runs super clean and is always well below the max numbers allowed. In PA, typically if you pass the sniffer and the dyno, you are GTG. Never heard of them doing a vehicle specific Visual inspection.....sounds like Cali.
You should have just found another shop the second that this guy questioned anything and mentioned Harrisburg. Now that they have, they must have your VIN in their (Harrisburg/PENNDOT) system and possibly flagged for this. I hope they dont come back and give you grief over this. Cause technically, the GM process for doing this is to just disable the pump and NOT remove it.
How did the car smog out anyway?
Good Luck and keep us posted.
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.