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Diesel Smog Check - All 1998 & newer diesel powered vehicles weighing under 14,500 GVW will need a diesel smog check. The diesel smog test will not include the emissions test portion of the regular inspection. There will be no tailpipe emissions test. Dynamometer testing will not be part of the diesel smog check inspection. Your vehicle will not be driven on the dynamometer during the diesel smog check. Instead the Diesel smog check will focus on a visual inspection of your vehicle's emissions/smog components, a system check of the On Board Diagnostics (OBD II) system, a visual smoke check for excessive black smoke, and an EVAP functional test. Diesel cars and trucks which fail the diesel smog test will have their vehicles repaired at a diesel repair shop.

this is from the CA DMV , dont know if this is updated or not but its off the site.
 

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We ,up here in Ontario Canada have the same " E TEST " procedure (s) depending on the
registered weight of the truck . Our 2 door reg box 6.0 has the snap test and they check
for CEL operation and codes . Our CCSB is registered over 8000 lbs and requires a commercial test which is opacity plus ecm monitoring while being watched live by the
government via camera . They check the CEL operation and scan for codes . Then the
tester pins the motor to the rev limit 8 times . THIS IS JUST THE PRE TEST ! After which
they do it all again for the actual test .
So for a total of 16 complete reamings your motor had better be in good shape .
That's not all . We also have many provincial "cars" driving around with enviromental cops that can pull you over and perform a roadside test . They do a visual for components and an OBD2 connection and check
for system functions like EGR .
As for the actual test were they beat the crap out of your motor , if it pitched a rod etc. , I'm sure they would say
" too bad , so sad and have a nice day "
 

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^^^^THIS^^^^

We have been getting consistent phone calls from our customers in CA asking about this very subject. It sounds like the inspection stations and procedures have changed this year. The ECM monitors items like egr on the 6.0L and if it does not complete the self test, it will have a "Readiness Monitor Not Complete" warning which NOW will fail in CA.
So what is the fix for this?? Im guessing a reflash of the ecm to one with the egr turned on?
 

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We ,up here in Ontario Canada have the same " E TEST " procedure (s) depending on the
registered weight of the truck . Our 2 door reg box 6.0 has the snap test and they check
for CEL operation and codes . Our CCSB is registered over 8000 lbs and requires a commercial test which is opacity plus ecm monitoring while being watched live by the
government via camera . They check the CEL operation and scan for codes . Then the
tester pins the motor to the rev limit 8 times . THIS IS JUST THE PRE TEST ! After which
they do it all again for the actual test .
So for a total of 16 complete reamings your motor had better be in good shape .
That's not all . We also have many provincial "cars" driving around with enviromental cops that can pull you over and perform a roadside test . They do a visual for components and an OBD2 connection and check
for system functions like EGR .
As for the actual test were they beat the crap out of your motor , if it pitched a rod etc. , I'm sure they would say
" too bad , so sad and have a nice day "

good god , what has it all come too....:eek:hnoes:
 

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That guys name is "8". Must work for the government. :hehe::hehe:
 

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did we ever get an answer for the egr not being ready for smog? as in can you boot the old or stock protocols and that intern fix the issue? (I'm believing the egr is turned off by a tune and not permanently deleted by a weld or re route kit) might just install the factory back on when the time comes.
 

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So what is the fix for this?? Im guessing a reflash of the ecm to one with the egr turned on?
All emission related components reinstalled and fully functional, tuner/programmer removed and drive the truck for a few days. This "drive cycle" should reset those Readiness Monitors to a "Complete" status.
 

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I was told by a tech at the Beck rd station after I told him this tes was Bull**** and I didn't feel comfortable doing the WOT specially 9 friggin times cause their machine was screwed up

He stated they would pay for any damage the WOT test caused

thats probably why He works n 120 * sniffing exhaust fumes He can't answer questions factually LOL I knew that was never going to happen .


so you guys can't pass a Cali test with a P1000 until the drive cycles and parameters are met ?

I am pretty sure my CTS will clear a P1000

I may have to reset my FICM to under 58 volts since that throws a soft code

I wondered why AZ doesn't put you on the rollers ? maybe they can't deal with the varied exhaust sizes /locations so they keep the exhaust outside of the bay when we test as of now


funny LD diesels used to be exempt and motorcycle weren't
that flip flopped

I will say waiting in line on a bike sucked and was probably a liability to them if someone passed out ?
 

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Exactly. Don't know why anyone would choose to live there, for many reasons, but that's just me. Diesels are exempt from emissions here. :woot:

Oh, and it rained at least a little 19 of the 30 days last month. 6.7 inches of rain in June. Can wash the truck all day long!
we have had lots of rain the politicians arent admitting here too. they waste water and have done all they can to falsify the severity of this regular drought for political gain.
it was worse in the late 80's early 90's its just part of the cycle. PLUS we vote for more storage and instead they take the money from the storage law and create a new bureaucracy. they are the worst criminals in our country, and it is time to refuse to cooperate with their criminal desires.
they are making them selves irrelevant with their consistent lies and deceptions.
i LOVE this state we have everything but we have the stupidest and most corrupt political scum on earth. and masses of sheeple who buy into their BS

What happens if they break something with these procedures?
exactly what i would like to know. tey cant just start breaking **** they arent about to pay to fix... :mad:

I would be livid. I was mad when they drove through a toll and I had to pay it...
say what? who drove through a toll? :eek:hnoes: no way one of these semi trained monkeys is going to drive my truck
 

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if i ever have to pass another smog nazi deal i will have to get a new turbo which will make my truck expell MORE smog when i drive it...putting the mental in governMENTAL :rofl:
 

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so you guys can't pass a Cali test with a P1000 until the drive cycles and parameters are met ?

I am pretty sure my CTS will clear a P1000
I'm pretty sure if the tester sees any code, they can fail it. I run a Hypertech programmer. I took the truck back to stock a couple of days ahead of time so the P1000 would have time to clear.
 

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I'm pretty sure if the tester sees any code, they can fail it. I run a Hypertech programmer. I took the truck back to stock a couple of days ahead of time so the P1000 would have time to clear.
^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^

Clearing the existing codes will cause the P1000 to set, there must be a drive cycle to eliminate the P1000.
 

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Is there any laws or regulations on people who drive into CA who are tuned and all that good stuff? (visual inspections etc.)
 

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Is there any laws or regulations on people who drive into CA who are tuned and all that good stuff? (visual inspections etc.)
As in on vacation or short business trip? None that I'm aware of. If you're running around rolling coal, they can stop you for that, I believe.
 

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So can anyone confirm that all deleted trucks will cause the reediness failure in Cali? I know that depending on my 6.0 tune that I had loaded it would pass the monitors and have 0 codes. If I used Chris's SPD for example the P1000 would set and stay constantly. With Matt or Vivian's tunes it wasn't there. BTW a P1000 is a soft code. I am curious how they know that specifically the EGR hasn't completed reediness, or are they assuming that when they see the P1000 in a diesel? As that's about the only reediness monitor that needs full drive cycles to reset and be good.
 

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As in on vacation or short business trip? None that I'm aware of. If you're running around rolling coal, they can stop you for that, I believe.
Yup like a vacation or a short business trip.

I'm sure they would stop you if you were running around leaving smoke signals everywhere too.
 
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