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Old 02-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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Re: California smog on diesel?

It's hard to imagine a good running, stock van failing the smog test. Mostly, they look for required equipment, plug into the OBD-II port and look for fault codes and tuner chips. And they are supposed to rev the engine and look for black smoke.

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:08 PM   #12
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Re: California smog on diesel?

"Mostly, they look for required equipment,"

Actually, I think that MOSTLY, they're looking for MONEY...

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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Re: California smog on diesel?

I think their looking for all the diesel pick-up owners that have done DPF deletes.
not that anyone on this forum would do that
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
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Re: California smog on diesel?

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"Mostly, they look for required equipment,"

Actually, I think that MOSTLY, they're looking for MONEY...

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The state only gets the $7 certificate fee. The rest goes to the shop that does the smog check. The state wants to get the gross polluters off the road. Anybody who does tuning will know someone that can get it passed.

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #15
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Re: California smog on diesel?

well, i haven't touched it. bone stock. hope i pass.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #16
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Re: California smog on diesel?

The main reason this is happening is because California is in serious financial trouble. They are trying to get any and all revenue they possibly can. It may only be $7 per vehicle but multiply that by how many diesel's that will need smog and that will help. At this point any amount will help.
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Re: California smog on diesel?

I came from a state with no emissions to Arizona, and it was stressful but a lot easier then where I live now. Both AZ and CO test diesels a lot more stringently than CA from what I hear. You should be fine.
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