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Old 02-10-2011, 11:08 AM
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Nice New Surprise!

I took my truck in for the annual Massachusetts RMV Inspection - after 20 minutes, the Tech came out and said "I hate to tell you this but your truck passed the OBD Port Tests and for the hell of it, I did a sniff test and that passed too. Unfortunately, it failed the Visual Components Check." I asked what the hell that was and he showed me the booklet from the Mass RMV. It showed pictures of all the diesel truck exhaust components and stated "All of these must be present to pass - NO EXCEPTIONS" and it actually showed the Ford Dual Tip tailpipe and had an arrow pointing to the little cooling tabs. That tailpipe is (I believe) to cool the exhaust, not to help the emissions control. The State says it "MUST BE PRESENT" - my Banks Monster Single exhaust was designed to run cooler than the stock component!

Now I have to dig out my stock pipe and put IT BACK ON! When will this S#@T end?

They're starting to take FAR TOO MUCH CONTROL, IMO!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:14 AM
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Wow. That's all I can say to that.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:13 PM
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when will it end? im afraid its just begun. thats why i dont want a new company truck. we dont have emissions here in ohio but its prolly in the future and i dont want to lose the warranty. who knows but we will see.

so it passed the sniffer with the dpf off? then why the hell do the have dpf's if it will pass without it. now thats plain ridiculous
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:29 PM
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move to texas...my inspection takes about 5 min...they look and say you didnt hit my building so your brakes work...hit windshield wipers, lights and parking brake....if they work you pass!!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:49 PM
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Jimd1050,
Unfortunately Ma law states that the vehicle can fail for any aftermarket exhausts. Everything must be original and from the factory. As for lift concerns, a vehicle is allowed to be no more than 2" above or below factory height. Same with lights any thing not from the factory, you can fail even if it says DOT. It definately sucks.
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move to texasbut not Keller, Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere near cause they're almost as bad...my inspection takes about 5 min...they look and say you didnt hit my building so your brakes work...hit windshield wipers, lights and parking brake....if they work you pass!!!!
I fixed it for you.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:07 PM
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Sorry i should have said move to SOUTH TEXAS!!!!!
they could care less about any of that
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when will it end? im afraid its just begun. thats why i dont want a new company truck. we dont have emissions here in ohio but its prolly in the future and i dont want to lose the warranty. who knows but we will see.

so it passed the sniffer with the dpf off? then why the hell do the have dpf's if it will pass without it. now thats plain ridiculous
NO - I just put the DPF/DOC back ON for inspection and it failed because the tailpipe (from DPF BACK) wasn't stock!!!
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Jimd1050,
Unfortunately Ma law states that the vehicle can fail for any aftermarket exhausts. Everything must be original and from the factory. As for lift concerns, a vehicle is allowed to be no more than 2" above or below factory height. Same with lights any thing not from the factory, you can fail even if it says DOT. It definately sucks.
They can also fail you for lights that were installed at the factory (such as foglights) that you removed for any reason.

They failed my Mountaineer a few years back because I removed BOTH foglights and they were factory installed.
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Man im glad South Carolina doesnt have inspections.
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