Originally Posted by shragon
i don't think there would be a problem in california, unless they change the visual inspection procedure, where the smog tech would need to bust open the air filter of newer cars to see if the charcoal fitler is in place.
I doubt they would do that since it would add 10-20 minutes to inspections. That would eat into the amount of cars a shop could turnaround in a day, thus directly impact their revenues. Most likely, shops would put up a huge fight on that one if they tried to add it.