I had the 6.0 TD smogged today and I must say that it was quickest $65.00 that I have ever spent on a vehicle . Opened the hood shined a flashlight on the engine .
Dropped down on hands and knees and shined the same flashlight on exhaust .
Plugged into ECM started engine let it run for 3 minutes .
Assistant forwarded results to DMV as soon as engine was turned off .
Printed a report for me .
Stuck out his hand and said that will be $65.00
37 minutes from home to home .
I really LOVE my Native State and all of the care shown for our well being .
Yeah, California made it nice and simple, so it's clearly just a revenue source for the state. That's how it starts, and soon enough the inspections/testing will get tougher and tougher until this state is even more resident unfriendly than it is now.
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
Interestingly enough I have been led to believe from a number of friends and customers that reside north of Chico , Ca are not subject to the same scrutiny as those of us that live here in PARADISE . They are slated for this change in these rulings at a much later date .