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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Bart, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Every two years, cars in California are required to be tested for smog. I received my notice it was time to have my 550 smog. My car was required to have its test done at a “Test Station”. A “Test Station” is for cars, which normally have high-test results. Gee, California thinks my Ferrari is a smog maker.

    The “Test Station” is about twice as costly as a normal service station. I was very nervous.

    Well, guess what? Read the results. My sweet little thing puts out very little nasty stuff. The State of California is dead wrong about Ferrari. It is a very clean burning engine.

    I want my money back.
     
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  3. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    I believe being sent to a test center is random. I have a 91 honda wagon with 250K miles and it performs flawlessly every two years, and never go the "take it to station" thing. However on my newer lexus I was sent to a test station.

    My friends mom works at the DMV and said they generated them at random.
     
  4. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

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    rEAD THE SMOG REQUEST. iT SAYS WHY YOU ARE GOING.
     
  5. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    LOL I know Bart. Sorry did not mean any offense by my last post, just my experience.

    Maybe my friends mom is stupid, and I am stupider for believing her. Again my apologies.
     
  6. rcallahan

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    Jul 15, 2002
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    After 2 years driving w/Oregon platess I decided (with the help of CHP) to get a Calif plate. Went to the smog guy...it passed except the OMBDII was giving some codes. After taking it to the Referee and numerous other places, I took it to the dealer (Auto Gallery). Seems I have a cracked exhaust header. Since my car is a '99 it's under warrenty!! So tommarrow I pick the car up with a new smog cert than pay about $1,000 for the registration (its around $25 in Oregon) and I'll be legal.

    Bob
     
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