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Smog Check-It's Coming

There's been more than a few threads alluding to the fact that smog inspections for our diesels are coming, if not here already. They're all over the place, so I thought I'd throw out a thread to discuss what we're up against, or will be shortly.

Here in California, it looks like we're getting smog checks in 2010, though I've also heard it will be delayed until 2011, because as soon as the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) came up with the program, people started asking questions they didn't have the answers for. There is a website about the program, including a FAQ link. You can find that website here: Smog Link

Okay, most of us can agree, smog laws suck. That's not the issue here, we're going to be stuck with them. What can/are we going to do to work with these regulations. Some of us older guys have gone through this before, in building our street cars into higher performance vehicles, so it's not the end of the world. It can be done.


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We have had manditory emission testing for 6or 7 years now in Ontario including diesel snap tests checking exhaust opacity
No test= No License sticker

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i didn't realize this was for all 1997 and newer diesels, yikes

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There's been more than a few threads alluding to the fact that smog inspections for our diesels are coming, if not here already. They're all over the place, so I thought I'd throw out a thread to discuss what we're up against, or will be shortly.

Here in California, it looks like we're getting smog checks in 2010, though I've also heard it will be delayed until 2011, because as soon as the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) came up with the program, people started asking questions they didn't have the answers for. There is a website about the program, including a FAQ link. You can find that website here: Smog Link

Okay, most of us can agree, smog laws suck. That's not the issue here, we're going to be stuck with them. What can/are we going to do to work with these regulations. Some of us older guys have gone through this before, in building our street cars into higher performance vehicles, so it's not the end of the world. It can be done.
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That SUCKS. It's only a matter of time before it gets to my area... F*CK the EPA.

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i didn't realize this was for all 1997 and newer diesels, yikes
Guess I'll keep my '95 Dodge and roll some coal.

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thougt i read from 98 up to current?? i really hope so since i have a 97..lol
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How can they test us older ones? We'd fail miserably. There are barely any emission control systems on the old 7.3s

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thougt i read from 98 up to current?? i really hope so since i have a 97..lol
The way I read it, a '97 and older is exempt. Now, IIRC, Ford didn't really have an '98 250-350 pickup; the '99 year is an early entry, the '97s were an extended production run.. It's like my '07. 20007 year trucks are subject to stricter smog laws. But since my '07 was actually manufactured in November of '06, I dodged that DPF bullet that the '08s got saddled with. I bought my '07 in February of '07, but they already had '08 models on the lot. So even though I own a 2007 model year truck, it's a 2006 (manufactured) in the eyes of CARB/EPA.


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Ruh Roh Rhaggy! Hopefully it takes long enough to trickle down to texas for me to graduate and saddle into a comfy daily-driver type 6.4L and keep the obvious EPA failing 'Ex as a lawn ornament/weekend thriller

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