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Chevy El Camino Failed Smog Check for No Dipstick

I have a 1979 Chevy El Camino. The STAR smog technician told me that my car won't pass the smog test without a dipstick. Is this true?


Answer:  

As silly as this may sound, it is true. Your car's dipstick is considered to be part of the Positive Crank Ventilation system (PCV). A missing dipstick would allow crankcase fumes to escape into the atmosphere. The dipstick needs to be present and properly seal the dipstick orifice.


posted by SmogTips Support 08-31-2013 09:29 AM
 


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