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      02-09-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Need smog shop in east bay

Hey guys,
Posted this in the Norcal shop thread too, but not sure if that thread gets much traffic.

I have an MHD flash and had my charge tube replaced because it was cracked. The smog shop here in Livermore said it had to be CARB certified, even though I told him it didn't. Not sure if true or not

Can anyone recommend a smog shop that will "look the other way" and just smog my car?
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Hey guys,
Posted this in the Norcal shop thread too, but not sure if that thread gets much traffic.

I have an MHD flash and had my charge tube replaced because it was cracked. The smog shop here in Livermore said it had to be CARB certified, even though I told him it didn't. Not sure if true or not

Can anyone recommend a smog shop that will "look the other way" and just smog my car?
Find a hole in the wall place to get your smog done. I replaced my er chargepipe and also had forge diverter valves but the place didnt care and ended up passing visual inspection anyways
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I drove into a STAR Certified shop in Campbell with a charge pipe replacement and he didn't care. He only looked for the catted downpipes.
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I had the same issue 2 years ago with a Forge chargepipe. Shop wouldn’t pass visual due to Non CARB compliance. Had to wait 90 days to have it re-tested. I paid the fees to the DMV on time, then waited to do a re-test. Not all that hard to find a shop that will “ look the other way”!
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I had the same issue 2 years ago with a Forge chargepipe. Shop wouldn’t pass visual due to Non CARB compliance. Had to wait 90 days to have it re-tested. I paid the fees to the DMV on time, then waited to do a re-test. Not all that hard to find a shop that will “ look the other way”!
Why did you wait 90 days? There is no time restriction on retests.
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