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DC emissions testing prep

Post by UpgreyD » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:22 pm

Hey guys

Was wonding if enyone had any experience with emissions testing in the District. I've got mine coming up next month and its my first since I started modding the exhaust of my 07 wrx. The relevant mods are Cobb st2 OTS and the Turbo XS catted 'stealth' turboback. I figure if they only do OBDII testing I'll be fine since I'm not throwing cels, but I'm concerned about a sniffer test. Anybody been down to the testing station in SW recently?

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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by Sabre » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:16 pm

I know that Mr.Kleen has. If he doesn't chime in here, msg him.
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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:48 am

I visited the testing station in SE a little over a year ago: no sniffer test, it's OBDII all the way. they will bust your balls about window tint, even if it's just 5% over their limit. :x

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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by UpgreyD » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:30 pm

Oh ok good. AP reads no cels (checked last night to be sure) and I don't have a tint. thanks

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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by complacent » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:12 pm

Was it just the safety inspections that DC abandoned? You still have to do emissions too? LOL. DC is a funneh place.
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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:40 pm

complacent wrote:Was it just the safety inspections that DC abandoned? You still have to do emissions too? LOL. DC is a funneh place.
no idea, I don't have to renew anything till December. 8)

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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by UpgreyD » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm

Yeah they did away with safety inspections but kept the smog testing. Basically they won't catch bad brakes, seat belts, lights or mirrors but they'll catch me if my tailpipe is stinkin'!

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Post by complacent » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:09 am

UpgreyD wrote:Yeah they did away with safety inspections but kept the smog testing. Basically they won't catch bad brakes, seat belts, lights or mirrors but they'll catch me if my tailpipe is stinkin'!
that is so maddening. can't waive those federal highway dollars, gotta keep emissions going!
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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by chicken n waffles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:30 pm

UpgreyD wrote:Yeah they did away with safety inspections but kept the smog testing. Basically they won't catch bad brakes, seat belts, lights or mirrors but they'll catch me if my tailpipe is stinkin'!
typical of this retarded town.
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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by UpgreyD » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:30 pm

Welp, I passed with flying colors!

On a side note, how many DC emissions inspectors does it take to locate the ODBII port on a 2007 Impreza?

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3 ! :screwy:

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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by complacent » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:31 pm

:rolllaugh: :lol2: :rolllaugh: :lol2: :rolllaugh: :lol2: :rolllaugh: :lol2: :rolllaugh:
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Post by Sabre » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 pm

:crazy: :crazy:

Glad to hear you passed! :)
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Re: DC emissions testing prep

Post by schvin » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:58 pm

haha, nice!

though, i don't understand why they got rid of the safety inspection... trying to one-up maryland in crap cars running on the road?

i've received the strangest comments and feedback at that station... for example, with the STi, when I had my roof rack on, they came over and told me I had to take it off. I was pretty impressed that they actually could tell whether it was DOT legal or whatever that quickly... turned out the guy was just kidding because "it was ugly".
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