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New CA smog law for 2013

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by whippersnapper02, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 11, 2013 at 1:23 AM
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    im from ca, moved to colorado for better job prospects last year (got laid off from the original job i cruised here for, was getting my rig smogged and saw they needed no exper and will train on their now hiring sign) i know what ca tests are like and its insane, they check EVERYTHING, and thats why the guys who do it there make 20+ / hr, but have to pay for their own training and dont have to deal with anywhere as many of the cars as i did.

    I was #1 in colorado for a bit at one point according to mgmt, they base it on how many cars you get thru per hour (we have 14 testing centers in the whole state). My supervisor is still mad that they wont work with me on the medical issue and get me back down there cause they get fines here if they take too long to get the cars done.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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    Never made sense to me about the CA visual and sniffer..I remember reading about it in Car Craft or Hot Rod when the mag built a new motor for a first gen Firebird and installed cats on it etc..made it run as clean as brand new car but yet it would fail the visual, go figure.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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    Its bc they DON'T CARE about the true emissions... They just care about the money that's paid to them for "pretending" to care...more regulations= more money for pensions..... They have to appeal to the ppl who are willing to stand up and speak out against greedy politicians
     
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    reason the firebird failed is in california you have to go to the state referee if you put in a different engine than whats in there.

    Colorado is similar but it isnt enforced much, here if it passes out the tailpipe, has what the car was supposed to come with, its all good.

    We do have the option of sending people to the state here for it, and one day i was driving, saw this pos 95ish civic that got a guy fired (he was cashiering, didnt check to see if the hood was shut, and they were mad cause it failed and smashed off and the hood flew up) ... comes to the lane im driving on, i go get my supervisor and go there is no way in hell im driving this car, it got dominic fired. They then gave an unable to test form and i never saw it again.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Stirrin the pot eh? I love it. I wish everyone stood up like this. Kudos my fellow friends.... Now hope did we get off topic slip bad?
     
  6. Sep 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    Loose connections? No. Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if the target was clean air emissions laws and not special interests or pet projects connected to laws that just line the pockets of people that 'pay into the system.'
     
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    Thats probably the biggest problem with the whole Bill/Law writing process, seems nothing gets passed until theres laundry list of pork$$$$ connected to it which really have nothing to do with the initiative proposed
     
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    And the thing is your average bear (who is the majority) doesn't understand that stuff.
     
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    isnt this thread about a new smog law?
     
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    i wish my 1981 car was exempt from smog testing..oh well.

    my newer stuff, i dont modify anyways.
     
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    Yeah, so ?? I addressed that as well
     
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    i have the same beef as far as the colorado program is concerned as i did in california, colorado is easier to pass but if the car passes out of the tailpipe, why does it matter if someone took off smog equipment? Its supposed to be about emissions.

    The best was this 80s chevy truck that came in a while back, no cat, no "veci" so i looked it up in the book we have ... saw it was a 1/2 ton truck and was supposed to have a cat, normally we just fail whatevers missing here and run the test, one of the other guys went to go talk to the owner and she was all suprised cause it passed before with no cat (likely because whoever looked it up before wasnt paying attention and looked up a "heavy duty" chevy of that year and those didnt have cats) ... it would have failed regardless cause it was smoking too.
     
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    Because politicians like money and control. They get both when they pass the underlining laws that make these regulations part of our life. They know better than us and they know whats best for us.
     
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