She is gone

Discussion in '1st Gen - 1997 - 2002' started by and0r, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. and0r

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    Smog emissions came up out here in CA on my 99 EB, which means dyno.
    She was blowing back some pressure from the cat, I could tell by the way the oil smelled, the exhaust being forced back gives the oil somewhat of a distinct odor.
    Also the clogged cat was forcing oil into the cylinder, burning some oil over a slow course.

    Got a good price for her.
    Great truck, one of the best. Despite the terrible aesthetics of the body design.
    She will never be forgotten....
     
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    So when a vehicle is 20 years old in CA, its subject to dyno testing?
     
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    Yes, 1999 and older... Down to the 70-something years.

    Too old and they become exempt from emmisions regulation.
     
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    It’s probably more like “rollers”. They don’t strap the vehicle down and they drive a simulated driving profile that slowly gets up to about 30-35 mph. All while a sniffer is in the tailpipe.

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    I remember studying optical technology that can "sniff" your exhaust as you drive by, back in the 70's. Sort of like the inspection sensors for trucks that determine any wheel that's overheating and flags that for further review. Police cars now have readers that instantly capture license plates and look them up in the cloud for other concerns, like valid registration & inspection, not to mention warrants. The authorities know where every vehicle goes & when … in cities that do that. Don't need to stop and pay tolls anymore in places, they bill you. I'm sure face identification isn't far off with that. Pretty soon every vehicle will be part of on road network that will have uses we haven't even imagined yet. Welcome to the 21st century, like it or not.
     
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    We have those drive by emissions testing stations as well. Apparently I didn’t drive by them enough, or mine was too dirty and they needed a closer look (although it seemed to pass with flying colors), or it’s just too old and it has to come in for the sniff test.
     
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    All metropolitan New York does is check for OBDII codes. Most check engine lights will cause a failure in your annual inspection, which is given by local, independent garages. After a car's 20 years old it's exempt from all emissions testing. There was a time when they used that dyno-roller thing, but they gave it up maybe 20 years ago after some cars took off and smashed through walls.
     
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    Don't know where you got the "20 year old" exemption, not true.
    There has never been dyno testing in NYS either?
    https://dmv.ny.gov/brochure/new-york-state-vehicle-safetyemissions-inspection-program
     
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    Looks like vehicles 26 years old and older are exempt.

     
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    I had to read that a few times and look up the NYS law. My understanding was model year 1996 and newer requires OBDII emission inspection, did not know about the low enhanced inspection - still not sure what that is.

    So, the law does clearly state "vehicles 26 or more model years old" are exempt from both emissions inspections. Another reason to keep the Beater alive! I assume that's 26 years from whatever the current year is, like a Historical Vehicle.
    https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Docu...ype=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)

    So MrTrain was close to being correct …
     

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