Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I'll look for the statute but I am in Corpus and I got rejected by 3 shops after they did a visual. I brought up the fact that I had a diesel and was told at all 3 shops that they amended the law. Diesels now require a visual inspection.
Called a buddy who owns a shop elsewhere and got confirmation
20.14 Exhaust Emission System.
ator of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine shall not remove or intentionally make inoperable within the state of Texas the exhaust emission system or any part thereof, except where the purpose of removal of the exhaust emission system or part thereof is to install another exhaust emission system or part thereof, which is intended to be equally effective in reducing atmospheric emissions from the vehicle or engine.
The exhaust emission system was installed by manufacturers of motor vehicles beginning with model year 1968. The inspection of the exhaust emission system will apply only to those vehicles that are equipped with such a system. The following exhaust emission systems will be inspected if installed as original equipment by the manufacturer: thermostatic air cleaner, exhaust gas recirculation system, positive crankcase ventilation system, air injection system, evaporative emission system, and/or catalytic converter.
If installed as original equipment by the manufacturer, the catalytic converter will be considered a part of the exhaust emission system on all 1984 and later model vehicles. It will be inspected as a part of the exhaust system on prior to 1984 model vehicles.
1. Inspection Procedure. Examine visually.
2. Inspect for and reject if:
a. The exhaust emission system has been removed.
b. The exhaust emission system has been disconnected.
c. The plumbing or hoses are loose, broken, leaking, or improperly routed.
d. Air pump (air injection-type) belt is loose, removed, excessively cracked, frayed or has pieces missing.
e. The exhaust emission system has been altered in any manner to make it ineffective.
f. The catalytic converter has been removed, leaking, or disconnected on a 1984 or later model vehicle.
2012 F250 King Ranch 4x4
Ready Lift 1.5" level kit front/Custom 1" block rear/Fox 2.0s/Nitto Trail Graps 295/65/R20 on stock King Ranch rims No Limit delete pipe with Gearhead tunes on a SCTx4, EGR block off plates
No Limit Stage 2 Intake
Sweet Gipsy Danger Sticker
Last edited by mattastic13; 02-26-2018 at 03:04 PM.