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This is a discussion on moving within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; wuts up guys. was wondering if anyone had any idea about the smog tests in california. im planning to move ...

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    wuts up guys. was wondering if anyone had any idea about the smog tests in california. im planning to move out there in sept and im not sure of what to expect. i know they're laws are stricter than illinois but im not 100% sure of how they are.
    was wondering if anyone lived out there that can give me a little insight on what to expect. or maybe there's a way to leave the car registered out here and not have to take the test anymore??
    any infor will be very helpful.......thanks guys!!

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    you pretty much get raped when you come to cali as far as smog. not really anyway around it.

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    lol....i was trying to find a way to have it registered here in IL. but then i would have to have it tested every 2 years...sux!!!
    theres gotta be a way!! lol.
    do you know what california emissions consists of?

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    A test is like $50. I'm not sure exactly what's checked, though I might have the papers around. If you fail, you'll have to pay whatever it takes to fix the underlying problem. Financial assistance might be available in some cases. You need a smog certificate to be registered for the first time. I think how often the car must be tested is based on the car, but there could also be a lottery system. I've needed a smog test about every two years. If you spend most of your time in California, you'll need Cali registration, unless you are in the military or something.

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    LOL everything!!! Thats why I love FL they did away with testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by clovenhooves View Post
    A test is like $50. I'm not sure exactly what's checked, though I might have the papers around. If you fail, you'll have to pay whatever it takes to fix the underlying problem. Financial assistance might be available in some cases. You need a smog certificate to be registered for the first time. I think how often the car must be tested is based on the car, but there could also be a lottery system. I've needed a smog test about every two years. If you spend most of your time in California, you'll need Cali registration, unless you are in the military or something.
    can u please see if you have those papers layin around somewhere cause that would help me. if theres something i can do to it here before i leave i rather do it so it doesn't cost me a shit load out there....
    thx dude

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    I'll have to look inside the car. I realized I probably don't, because I had to hand something over for the DMV. If you're going to drive all the way from Illinois, I recommend you get the car checked out and fixed up before you go.

    Also, I've never heard of any random roadside inspections.

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    ok cool.
    random roadside tests??? holy shit!!! i'd be royally fucked!!!!!

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    You're in luck. I do have a copy.

    Here are the items checked. For my car, a few are listed as N/A; it probably would be the same for yours.

    PCV
    Catalytic Converter
    EGR Visual
    EGR Functional
    Fuel Cap Functional
    Fuel Cap Visual
    Spark Controls
    Fuel Evaporative Controls Functional
    Thermostatic Air Cleaner
    Air Injection
    Vacuum Lines to Sensors/Switches
    Ignition Timing
    Wiring to Sensors
    Fillpipe Restrictor
    Fuel Evaporative Controls
    MIL/Check Engine Light
    Carb./Fuel Injection
    Other Emission Related Components
    Oxygen Sensor
    Liquid Fuel Leaks

    I'm not sure how my car passed that last one.

    Anyway, show the list to a mechanic, and a competent one should know what to do.

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    Where in Ca are you going? Yah your screwed unless your willing to de mod it every 2 years.

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    Aha. That explains the apparent plethora of muscle cars being used for street racing and sold cheap, e.g., they probably can't be registered and insured due to smog restrictions. In fact, under CA law, registration of a used car seems to require the seller's registration, so I wouldn't want any part of that.

    Yeah, location matters. If you're moving near here and mods are the problem, you might as well sell in Illinois and get a deal after relocation.
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    Just leave it regestered here, Ill take care of it and everynow and then when you come back you can drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Where in Ca are you going? Yah your screwed unless your willing to de mod it every 2 years.
    what? you mean my car wont pass unless i de-mod it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniversary30 View Post
    Just leave it regestered here, Ill take care of it and everynow and then when you come back you can drive it.
    lol...ur so kind dude.

    i just need to add the converters thas all. i should pass the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by clovenhooves View Post
    You're in luck. I do have a copy.

    Here are the items checked. For my car, a few are listed as N/A; it probably would be the same for yours.

    PCV
    Catalytic Converter
    EGR Visual
    EGR Functional
    Fuel Cap Functional
    Fuel Cap Visual
    Spark Controls
    Fuel Evaporative Controls Functional
    Thermostatic Air Cleaner
    Air Injection
    Vacuum Lines to Sensors/Switches
    Ignition Timing
    Wiring to Sensors
    Fillpipe Restrictor
    Fuel Evaporative Controls
    MIL/Check Engine Light
    Carb./Fuel Injection
    Other Emission Related Components
    Oxygen Sensor
    Liquid Fuel Leaks

    I'm not sure how my car passed that last one.

    Anyway, show the list to a mechanic, and a competent one should know what to do.
    ill check into all this stuff....thx man, i appreciate it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    what? you mean my car wont pass unless i de-mod it?
    Dude you're fucked

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Dude you're fucked
    Cant i just swap my headers for the stock manifolds and be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    Cant i just swap my headers for the stock manifolds and be ok?
    yah dude that should take care of it.

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