Anyone know the requirements for a catalytic converter on a 1986 truck?

Discussion in 'All Non-Euro Cars' started by cruciform, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. cruciform

    cruciform Damnant quod non intelleg

    I'm looking to have my 1986 4runner inspected i just picked up from Virginia, it's registered as a pickup. It didn't come with a cat- does anyone know if it's required to have a cat for inspection being a truck and an 86?

    Here's a pic for those curious..
  2. RoachinRay

    RoachinRay Bags&Wheels BRUH

    no, its older than 1995, its pre-emissions
  3. Unit91MS

    Unit91MS Well-Known Member

  4. lite1979

    lite1979 Printing Shit!

    Nice ride! I think it's just a visual inspection as well.
  5. t3h JAM

    t3h JAM Minglor's Lover

    visual inspection only, maybe you know someone that can overlook it?
  6. Ghostrider

    Ghostrider One world, one quattro.

    And the speculation continues...wouldn't it make sense to dm Bracketracer or someone else who has a NYS Inspection license?
  7. t3h JAM

    t3h JAM Minglor's Lover

    there is no speculation. I can assure you with 100% certainty that it is a visual inspection only for pre-96 vehicles.
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  8. Bracketracer

    Bracketracer DITB Sponsor

    Jam is right.

    Low Enhanced Inspection. A "Low Enhanced" emissions inspection is required for most other vehicles, unless they are subject to the OBDII test or are exempt from all emissions inspections. This inspection is required for all vehicles from and including model year 1995 and older, through and including vehicles that are up to 25 model years old, and that weigh 18,000 lbs. or less.

    Each emissions inspection for gasoline-powered vehicles confirms the presence and connection of the vehicle's required emissions control devices. This includes making sure that the vehicle's gas cap is present, is in good condition, and fits properly.

    The following emissions control devices are examined if the vehicle was originally manufactured with them:

    • Catalytic converter (CAT)
    • Exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR
    • Positive crankcase ventilation system (PCV)
    • Air injection system (AIS)
    • Evaporative emissions control (EVAP)
    • Fuel inlet restrictor (FIR)
    • Thermostatic air cleaner (TAC)
    You can help your vehicle pass an OBDII emissions inspection by keeping it properly maintained. If the vehicle's Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL, or "check engine" light) indicates there may be a malfunction or other problem, have the vehicle properly repaired. A well maintained, properly functioning vehicle uses less fuel and creates less exhaust emissions.
  9. unibagel

    unibagel Posting- God

    So would a 30 year old vehicle still need to have a CAT on it for visual inspection?
  10. Bracketracer

    Bracketracer DITB Sponsor

    By the letter of law, if it came with a cat, it needs to have a cat.
  11. unibagel

    unibagel Posting- God

    • Cool, thx for the clarification Jason. :)

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