Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
I could actually see this being useful for passing emissions in conjunction with a tune that eliminates the timing changes due to EGR opening. In NJ, for any car 96+ they don't use a sniffer at all, they just plug into the OBD2 port, and if you have no DTCs and no more than 2 readiness monitors not ready, you pass. As my car sits right now, I have the EGR turned off, so my EGR readiness monitor always shows not ready. Emissions-wise, the rest of my car is stock, but for example if I were to delete the rear O2s and the smog pump, my car would now show 3 readiness monitors not run, and I would not be able to pass emissions, even though everything would be working properly in the computer. So a simulator like this would allow you to leave EGR turned on in the tune, not get a check engine light, and not have a readiness monitor continually not run.
That is why I have my rear o2 sensor eliminators instead of a tune to delete them.
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