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Old 08-21-2010, 05:03 AM
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SMOG Check: What to take with you to your first California SMOG exam.

I was surprised to be notified by Arnold Schwarzenneger that my 2000 F250 PSD was on his stealing from the little man list.

With the Banks Power Pack kit on it, I assumed I would be paying the state of California to bend me over, as well as having to rummage around for all those OEM pieces I hocked on Ebay.

Not the case. I only have to cough up cash and take it in the ***. I can keep my Banks pieces--this year, anyway. Next year? Vaseline in the glove box--check.

Banks Engineering said the Smog Check should be pretty simple, provided I print out the "Products In Progress List" and take it with me in order to school the technician. The list is for every aftermarket manufacturer, not just Banks, i.e. Bully Dog, Hypertech, Superchips, etc. It has Computer Management, Induction System Air Intake / Intake Manifold / Intercooler, Exhaust System EGR Cooler / Manifold / Turbo, etc...

You can go directly to the list here:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermk...gress_list.pdf

Or, if they amend the list and that link does not work, you might try this page and click on the link:

Database: Aftermarket Parts Database of Executive Orders

Basically, it's an official waiver for the aftermarket parts that were made for the truck during a period of time when C.A.R.B. made a change to their rules but didn't bother to figure out how anybody could comply. "Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow we usher in a new era in pollution control. Beginning tomorrow, you can mix fuel and air together, but you cannot ignite it anymore. Yes, this is a very small change in the way things will be done around here and we suspect this tiny change will have a huge affect on the health of our planet. Thank you for attending this important meeting. We do not have time set aside for any questions. Meeting adjourned. Cookies and Kool-Aid are downstairs on your way out."



17/Sept/2010 update:

I took the truck to Aliso Smog Check (ph: 949-448-7002, 27802 Aliso Creek Rd. # D-180, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656) I handed them the DMV Registration Renewel Notice, a printout of the Products In Progress List, and a printout of the Aftermarket Parts Database Executive Order. They said the smog test stations were struggling a little bit because the information from the state was a little bit loose. I asked what they were looking for and they said it was a visual inspection of the hard parts to see if they had the the emissions stickers, or in my case they were on the exemption list. They also did a visual inspection of the exhaust smoke coming out of the tail pipe. They started the truck and revved the engine a couple of times. That was it. I don't know if they really knew what they were looking at. I asked if the Banks chip that was installed had anything to do with their inspection and they said no. They charged me $70.00. It took about 15 minutes. Walk-in. No appointment. Next step is paying the state the renewel fee, which is $392.00 for my 2000. F'n joke.

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HAHA. sounds like a typical bunch of crap to me. i will probably get mine in the mail in a month or two but not sure if i have to "smog" it. i will have to put my CCV back to normal but the guy i am going to wont care about straight pipe. turbos my muffler .
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heykerrdog - Good info! Thanks for posting it!!

How long did the whole procedure take? Comparable to what a car SMOG takes?
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i live in cali myself. but my rig is smog exempt!!!
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heykerrdog - Good info! Thanks for posting it!!

How long did the whole procedure take? Comparable to what a car SMOG takes?
I haven't been yet. I'll post after I go. Hopefully it's straightforward.

17/Sept/2010 update posted above in first post

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I love living in the sticks. no smog
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HAHA. sounds like a typical bunch of crap to me. i will probably get mine in the mail in a month or two but not sure if i have to "smog" it. i will have to put my CCV back to normal but the guy i am going to wont care about straight pipe. turbos my muffler .
CRAP!!!! forgot about the CCV, Thanks for mentioning that since I'm getting ready to go get raped!!! would hate to FLUNK
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I love living in the sticks. no smog
why no smog for you????
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Does anyone know where I can get my truck smogged in Riverside Ca with straight pipe tomorrow for a normal price? Thanks!
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