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    Hey sup everyone about to get my car smogged crossing my fingers! I changed the oil and put fresh plugs in the car. And tips from anyone before i go do this i have about 2 hours till i have to be there thanks.i heard driveing the car hard for 20 min or so and then showing up but im lost here.

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    All they will do for smog is hook up to the computer and see that all the readiness monitors are good and there is no codes. Just as long as the check engine light hasn't been on it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    All they will do for smog is hook up to the computer and see that all the readiness monitors are good and there is no codes. Just as long as the check engine light hasn't been on it will be fine.
    You are a long, unkowledgable way from Cali , aren't we ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    You are a long, unkowledgable way from Cali , aren't we ?
    I'd say so

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    No go said my o2 were not reading right. And that I put out twice as much shit out as I should sucks so I gotta see to take it to a shop and see if they can figure out what is wrong I'm pissed. That's y I was trying to see if anyone had some bootleg ways of passing cause I'm in the army so I'll be prob out if here in a 2 years and don't need no more smog

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    It's gotten tougher and tougher over the years. There really isn't any bootleg ways to pass. You either do or you don't or you know someone who'll pass you.

    Sorry for the trouble though. At least you can leave CA in two years I'm stuck here for now...

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    1. Driving the car "hard" really doesn't make a difference nowadays... just as long as it's warmed up to NORMAL operating temperature.

    2. In CA, there is the ASM 50/15 and 25/25 Test, the Visual Inspection, The Functional OBDII Test, And A Gas Cap Test

    3. The only way you will pass is if a Smog Tech is willing to risk his License. Not Me

    4. If you post your VIR (Vehicle Inspection Report) I can tell you the areas to look that would cause your smog failure

    I am a Licensed Smog Technician, so this is from my personal experience not from a friend of a friend of a friend....

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    Alright will do thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingo99 View Post
    No go said my o2 were not reading right. And that I put out twice as much shit out as I should sucks so I gotta see to take it to a shop and see if they can figure out what is wrong I'm pissed. That's y I was trying to see if anyone had some bootleg ways of passing cause I'm in the army so I'll be prob out if here in a 2 years and don't need no more smog
    Here's the bootleg way...find a friend who knows a guy that owns a smog shop, pay him 50 bucks so he can just pass your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    You are a long, unkowledgable way from Cali , aren't we ?
    Here in NY we do the same smog as in CA and have the same emission controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    Here's the bootleg way...find a friend who knows a guy that owns a smog shop, pay him 50 bucks so he can just pass your car.
    $50? Shoot, it used to cost me $250 to get the Chevelle passed and that was years ago

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    These are all last minute things I do.

    I always clean the Air filter and MAFS , and I make sure it's up to full operating temperature before parking it at the smog shop.

    My bad! Didn't realize you already got it smoged.
    If you haven't already cleaned/replaced the air filter, and cleaned the MAFS then do it, and dump some Seafoam in the gas tank.
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    California smog inspections suck ass!

    tingo99 do you have mods on the car if so what?

    Several years ago maybe a 10 yrs. I had this little procedure I do to the car before I CA. smogged it that some old timer showed me and it and passed every time.

    Assuming you have good cats and no major mods like a dirty cam (not smog efficient)

    Do a tune up with fresh spark plugs and wires.

    Now this is no joke: Go to your liquor store and buy a large bottle or two of the highest proof alcohol they got anything above 151 proof. I truly forgot which brand since I don't drink hard liquor except certain tequila.

    Have a little over a quarter tank of gas in the car and pour one bottle of liquor then drive the car hard for a few miles say 10 to 30 miles with lots of 3/4 to full throttle sprints or high revs. Refill to about a 1/4 tank or less of gas and another bottle.

    The key to passing the sniffer is to get the cats very hot within minutes of testing.

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    I heard that adding Ethanol, or "denatured" alcohol helps with passing smog , but I don't know it for a fact, just hearsay.

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    Anyone have any detailed info on why the pure alcohol helps?

    Very interesting..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    I heard that adding Ethanol, or "denatured" alcohol helps with passing smog , but I don't know it for a fact, just hearsay.
    Old man used to use methanol and turned some of our gross polluter cars to hybrids
    Ethanol is probably a lot easier on the fuel line though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    $50? Shoot, it used to cost me $250 to get the Chevelle passed and that was years ago
    Well $50 might be an exaggeration.

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