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SMOG checks

Anyone in the S.F. Bay Area as freaked out about the shift from basic smog checks to enhanced smog checks as I am ?
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About the only thing you can do is to get a '73 (Best year anyways, and NO SMOG needed)

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Only problem is ... with the enhanced program, the state can also start performing road side emmisions testing; and it doesn't matter what year car you have or if it's exempt form the biannual checks.

Remember, the law only exempts cars from having to submit to biannual smog checks. The car still has to have all of it's pollution control equipment and pass if it's a randomly selected vehicle
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Uh Oh, that is trouble. If they start picking on us and our teeners, they are gonna have another thing coming. Although, on the bright side, I have been pulled over about 25 times so far, and about 20 of the cops used to have a 914 and never gave me a ticket. They just talked about their old 914 and how much they hated to see it go, blah blah, blah, and then "oh yeah, dont do 80 in a 25 anymore, k . . . thanks"

HEHE

Gotta love these cars, but seriously. If they can fail my car on the side of the road, I am gonna shoot somebody.

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I've got a 75 and a 76 and they were hard enough to get smogged with the basic program (CO & HC's). Now with the enhanced program (CO, HC & NO) I know it will be impossible to pass the inspection.

Something that really pisses me off here is, some old mid sixties US clunker with bald tires, broken windshield, bad brakes, and just in general an accident waiting to happen will be allowed to opperate on the highway. Yet my 914's that are loved and pampered will not ....

But hey, I guess I can get $450.00 from the state to retire the cars.
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with the enhanced program (CO, HC & NO)

I don't believe that they will start testing for things they never tested for on older cars. The only problem for us will be if they go over to the dyno based tests. I've heard they are harder to pass. Don't they do that in LA? I never seem to hear complaints from those guys. The other problem will be for people with heavily modified cars who get selected under the random testing program. The good thing is that they are only supposed to test like 500 cars per year so it's a drop in the bucket.
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If they start checking cars on the highway, a butt load of state politicians out for a weekend in their sports cars will get bent or they'll prodded by their celebrity friends in old corvettes and nothing will happen.

On another note, if I drive my Dodge Dakota for 45000 miles a year and my 914 for 3,000 miles or less a year---which damages the environment more?
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The only problem for us will be if they go over to the dyno based tests. I've heard they are harder to pass.

The enhanced smog check IS the dyno system.
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I used to live in CA, I now live in AZ, but I remember the tests there all too well. They're not too much better here.

Your best bet for info is the BAR web site:

http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/stdhome.asp

Tons of info here, too much, in fact. And a real PITA to find simple charts with the limits for CO, HC, and NOx by year. I couldn't find them, but the data I did find indicated to me that even if there isn't a standard for it, they do measure NOx and record the data, regardless of year.

They also have a history feature that lets you see the smog history of your car. Looks like it only dates back to the beginning of SMOGII, as my car's records aren't there.
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