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Old 11-29-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Unscrupulous or just a glitch?

So, I've been fighting to get all my readiness codes for smog in Ca. Driven 600 mi each on 2 resets. All 7/8 go ready except SAI. Many of you have told me it's got to be driven. I would think after 600 mi that I would have completed the drive cycle many times. Today, I visit a Indy Porsche guy and he told me he would connect to their Scanner and tell me what didn't go ready. I obliged because I thought maybe he could confirm whether my cheapy HF was accurate or not. After he connects his Hi tech scanner tells me that 5 are not ready. I asked him if he had done a reset as I had confirmed on my scanner before going to him that only 1 SAI was not ready. He said no. Could this actually happen just by connecting his scanner to acquire my data? Do you think I got scammed by these guys? After he scans my engine only 3/8 were ready. I've got to go through the entire process again. Frustrated. Am I over thinking these guys? Please advise.

My cats and O2 sensors were not ready after they put their reader on as well as SAI

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Old 11-29-2016, 11:40 AM   #2
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He probably reset the codes, maybe by accident. Anyway, it's not how many miles you drive it to get the codes reset. You have to drive it a certain way. See below thread, as I just went thru this myself. There's some helpful links/charts there that show you how to drive it to activate all readiness codes. On many tests, you have to drive with low revs for long stretches at low speed.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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If you have a friendly Smog Test place ,they may do a Pretest. They are not allowed to do this on the official Smog equipment now. But they know exactly how to pretest using a SnapOn scanner. Because they are a Smog Test Station they are aware of the gotchas.
If you still have problems , PM me ,tell me which Indie you used and I'll verbally tell you the Smog Station to use.
http://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/964721-sai-issues-codes-p0491-p0492.html

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