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Old 09-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Northern California emissions question

I have the EVO intake on my car (not CARB approved) and need emissions for the first time up here. I had a "sympathetic" shop in SoCal that never felt the need to do a visual inspection. I'm now looking for a similarly "sympathetic" shop in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Graeme


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Old 09-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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I can't imagine that anyone would knowingly put their license on the line but good luck.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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My last smog was at Fair Oaks Smog in Sunnyvale. They didn't bother to open the engine cover for the test.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Never once has anyone bothered to lift the engine cover off with 2 Boxsters... They just look underneath the car to see if anything obvious is there...
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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I'm not in California, but likewise here. They look in the trunk, then they look in the fronk then they look confused and ask me if it's a mid-engine car then send me on my way. Too much effort to look in the engine compartment.

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