Customer comes in with a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon, vehicle has a 1994 Subaru 2.2 liter motor.
no emissions label
no BAR referee label
CARB label on the doorjamb with D-428-1 on it
Google D-428-1 and it checks out. Its a legit CARB number for swapping out the motor
but there is no BAR referee label
I tell the customer to go to the Referee
What is up with this CARB number..should the vehicle need a BAR referee label?
Also the smog book lists that motor having 2 cat-converters, vehicle only had one...
This goes either way. It was even discussed on the CalArc forum with no real answer. The Ref will say it can be smogged as is, without a BAR label for the swap since it has an EO#. They may or may not do the inspection and labeling for the customer. There is still nothing in writing in the manual that says this, but it does say "all engine changes require a bar label". Ive passed a handful with no repercussions, and dont even worry about it anymore.
Seen quite a few of those. All the ones I did had Referee labels. Sometimes they like to put them in some weird places where you'd never look. Need to look for the BAR Referee label. If you don't see one, send them to the ref to get one and then once they do, smog it off the label. That's a pretty popular swap it seems
I always just smogged them with the EO label but I got one about a year ago that a local shop just did the swap so I sent them to the REF even though it had the EO label and the REF told them it doesn't need a BAR label and I was wrong to send them to the REF.
The KENNEDY kit shows the required cat part number on the EO label.
People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician.
that's a pretty common engine swap. (engine swap should have referee label). i find it hard to believe so many of those damned vanagans are still on the road. guy around the corner used to bring me a bunch of old vw vanagans and beetles all the time (3 or 4 a week). they didn't do smogs, just maintenance and repairs. even had to run one on the dyno one time because one of the junk heaps he brought me was registered down somewhere in LA county. first one i ever saw with the subi swap had a bar referee label, as did the other few i've smogged. if it didn't i'd send them, and they always came back with labels.
also remember someone can swap a subi engine into a vanagan without the kit mentioned above. thats not the only way