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1979 911SC smog pump needed


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Does anyone know where I can find a new or rebuilt smog pump for a '79 911SC? I most regretfully have to sell my car, and it turns out that I will need to replace the smog pump to comply with California registration laws. Help would really be appreciated. Thanks to all, jl

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Hi Loren. Turns out the parts noted as "air pumps" at Oklahoma Foreign European are actually tire air pumps, not smog pumps, so I'm sol so far.

I do have some phone numbers from a great guy, Jeff Clark, up at Sunset Imports up in Beaverton, WA, that I'll need to pursue. Jeff tells me that there are 8 smog pumps left in the world, in Germany, at $2,336 each, plus shipping. Ouch. I don't think I can do that and still get the car sold at any reasonable price.

any other suggestions? I wonder if you've had experience with getting waivers from the DMV? I know that '75's and under are exempt, but I've never dealt with any waiver issues.

thanks, and .....cheers, jl

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I think you have to fill out a form and have a Referee (smog Referee) verify that parts are not available.

Also, I found this at the CA Bureau of Automotive Repair.

"California law limits the amount of money required to be spent on repairs needed to pass a biennial Smog Check inspection to $450 minimum. If you have spent at least $450 on repairs at a Smog Check station and your vehicle continues to fail inspection, you may qualify for a Repair Cost Waiver. A Repair Cost Waiver postpones the certificate requirement and allows you to complete the vehicle registration renewal. The Repair Cost Waiver can only be issued by the State Referee. Please note that the repair cost limit only applies to the biennial Smog Check requirement and does not apply to the repair of tampered emission controls or repairs performed prior to inspection. A vehicle receiving a waiver must be fully repaired by the next Smog Check requirement. A waiver may only be issued once to an owner of a particular vehicle and may not be issued if a waiver was issued during the previous biennial inspection."

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I think you have to fill out a form and have a Referee (smog Referee) verify that parts are not available.

Also, I found this at the CA Bureau of Automotive Repair.

"California law limits the amount of money required to be spent on repairs needed to pass a biennial Smog Check inspection to $450 minimum. If you have spent at least $450 on repairs at a Smog Check station and your vehicle continues to fail inspection, you may qualify for a Repair Cost Waiver. A Repair Cost Waiver postpones the certificate requirement and allows you to complete the vehicle registration renewal. The Repair Cost Waiver can only be issued by the State Referee. Please note that the repair cost limit only applies to the biennial Smog Check requirement and does not apply to the repair of tampered emission controls or repairs performed prior to inspection. A vehicle receiving a waiver must be fully repaired by the next Smog Check requirement. A waiver may only be issued once to an owner of a particular vehicle and may not be issued if a waiver was issued during the previous biennial inspection."

Right. Problem is selling the car without a smog certificate. Only solution is to find a smog pump that works, as mine apparently can't be repaired. Thanks much...

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fair warning to all....

the car is up and running strong. smog appt on Friday at a shop with a good Porsche guy. serious advertising will start very soon, pca, etc.

12,500, but all serious offers considered.

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