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Old 06-16-2019, 12:40 PM   #1
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Too heavy for smog dyno ?

Subject line covers it. Hoping this is the proper Forum.
I was browsing around on another website, sorry, about solar setups in their vehicle.
One guy chimed in to state that the weight of his rig , mostly due to batteries, was too heavy for the dyno.
Anyone here have that problem?

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Old 06-16-2019, 01:09 PM   #2
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When I lived in CA, there was no dyno-based smog testing on diesels, only a rev test where they revved the engine and looked for black exhaust. Has that changed, even though the state said it wouldn't?


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Old 06-16-2019, 11:23 PM   #3
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I've run into the weight issue with some stations. One of them did have a "light duty vehicles only" sign up.

Just keep calling around until you find one that can deal with a full-sized van.

Also, make sure all your emissions monitors are ready before you go.

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