I am not from Cali but I was always under the impression if an aftermarket part had the EO # then it was certified and was good to go. It would not be up to an individual to "not trust it" and send you off to a ref. Good luck and fight hard.
scrambler you are correct, but the smog techs are not all super smart guys. and a modification like the Howell JP-1 kit is too much for them to digest.
In reality they are telling me that they are not technically qualified to verify that I performed the modification correctly. of course they verbalize their insecurity buy saying , "no you are wrong." "this won't pass. " "you were supposed to go to the referee straight off." "in mt 2 years of expieriance... blah blah blah.
I told them that I could accept that as an answer. that if they wanted to error of the side of caution it was cool.
but, they were very sure that it "HAD" to go to the ref. and that it HAD to have a BAR label and I feel sorry for them that they don't know how to do their job. that something like this challenges their ability past the maximum. the first guy didn't look at it for longer the 10 seconds before he started coughing up excuses. He tried to tech babel me but unfortunately I just installed the kit my self so I know where all the stuff is and what it is called.
In the end I was un able to get the guy to use his brain. I'm sure it is California schools fault. or his parents fault.
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