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I called DMV today and asking about smog. And they told me that my truck would have to have a Smoag Test Only. My question is Why is there a Differce? If you get a thing that says Test only, You have to go to a Test Only shop where they can't work on your Truck. And if you get a Smog Cert. you can go get a Smog at a shop that does Work...

Anyone know why this is?? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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NOPE <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

im not smog person or anything, but maybe.. ahhh hell i dunno <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Imkunfused:
<STRONG>NOPE <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

im not smog person or anything, but maybe.. ahhh hell i dunno <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Oh boy JAMES your a lot of Help! LOL <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I know, im just no good to anyone <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Imkunfused:
<STRONG>I know, im just no good to anyone <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Stop it your makin me CRY!
 

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Im a freakin cry baby <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> and you hurt my feelings <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Imkunfused:
<STRONG>Im a freakin cry baby <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> and you hurt my feelings <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I Sorry
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Some vehicles are taged as test only because the state knows that they are a high probabilit of be a fail or gross polluter. Also, there is a random 20% of vehicles that are directed to test only. Part of this is changing. Starting in mid Oct., the shop that I manage will be able to certify test only vehicles after we the the repairs. But first must fail at a test only.

Hope this help

John
 

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Originally posted by Imkunfused:
<STRONG>Im a freakin cry baby <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> and you hurt my feelings <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I Sorry
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Well. you better be damnit... <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Your forgiven angel <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/innocent.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/innocent.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by robert_stone:
<STRONG><FONT COLOR="Yellow"><FONT size="2">get a room</FONT s></FONT c> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Anyways! HEY ROBERT! Read my Sig.... <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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i know its a big pain in the ass. we took my moms toyota carolla to get smogged and it became a gross polluter and so in the town i live theres only two people that can smog a gross polluter. so then the guy tries to smog it and it doesnt pass so they do the repairs and it finaly passed. but its a huge pain in the ass and now i hear that they are making the smog equpiment something about a big ramp u drive on and it teasts the emmisions some how. it doesnt make much sense because my 85 bronco 2 passed smog but it ran like crap. but one thing im curious about is when the smog technician just throws the test equipment around and if it changes the callibration.


anyways smog sucks
 

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Here's the scoop from our local smog guru.. The state smog people want an internal check to make sure that smog shops aren't passing vehicles that shouldn't really pass. Of course, there's nothing to stop you from going and having a "pre-check" at your friend's shop and getting it fixed up before you go to your test only test.

Leave it to the state of California to find a way to screw the people and make them pay for checking out state programs that the people don't really want anyway.

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Hey Mighty Duck

SMOG equipment calibrated every 72 hours or the state locks you out of your own equipment.
 

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Originally posted by mighty duck:
<STRONG>how do they check it? does that mean it could get out of callibration from the guy before me and read mine wrong?</STRONG>
Its actually quite simple, the "piece" that you see the smog guy throw around is just a hose, nothing more, so no that does not screww with calibration. Second, on BAR 90, and newer emissions eqiupment you do a zero gas check before every smog inpection, that takes away all doubt that the gut in front of you can screw up your test. Then it waits for the gases to stabalize, which must be under 7 ppm, if its not, then you can't test. Then every 72 hours your machine automatically goes into the 3-day calibration menu where you have to do it all. I hope I helped.....
 

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lets not forget at a cost of $40,000, who would want to throw it around.
 

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Also, there is a random 20% of vehicles that are directed to test only.
I'll add that "Random" means "toyota". All 3 of mine were test only this year.

also, if the shop you were tested at last time gets in any touble wih the BAR you can expect a test only.

definately get a pre-test, could save a lot of time and money.
 

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Get rid of the purple peicer and you wouldnt have to worry about smog!! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 
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