Matching You with a Pre-Screened Smog Check Center You will Love
Free Online Smog Check Diagnosis
$500 Free Consumer Repair Assistance
Failed Emissions Test
How to Pass the Test
Who Else Wants To Pass the Smog Check
Miles: 
Which Type Should I Choose?
 
   
    Forum > General Smog Check > Question

Join the community and post your questions. Ask-A-Tech right now!
 
 



General Smog Check
 

Lexus LX 450 Smog Check for Engine Replacement

Lexus LX 450 smog check for engine replacement. Do I need to see a smog check referee first? BAR said no, but I just want to be sure.

I replaced the engine in my Lexus LX 450 with an identical remanufactured engine. Do I need to see a referee first before a smog check?


Answer:  

Replacing an engine (engine replacement) is not the same as an "engine change", and does not require a Smog Check Referee inspection.

In this case it appears you've conducted an engine replacement, and not an engine change. You may proceed to a standard smog check station, either STAR certified or regular, depending on which the DMV has required.

The BAR refers to an engine change only when a different model, year, make of engine is installed in a vehicle which it was not originally designed for. Since the engine you've used was built for your Lexus LX450, the repair is considered a engine replacement and not an engine change... normal smog check, just as if the repair you made was something minor to an emissions component.


posted by SmogTips Support 07-02-2015 07:13 PM
 


Related questions and answers you might find useful:

No tail pipe Ford Mustang 2000 by Christian on 09-25-2022 02:05 AM

How Do I Get a Smog Check Waiver? by Margaret on 05-27-2022 07:58 PM

What Do I Tell the DMV if I Leave My Vehicle in Mexico? by IDOLINA on 04-06-2022 10:10 AM

Do I Need a Smog Check This Year? by Joy on 04-05-2022 10:18 AM

Does the Smog Clock Reset When You Get Tested? by Greg on 03-04-2022 09:23 AM