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Old 03-30-2011, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullsnipe
Hi, I am a former California Smog Tech. I moved from the Left Coast in 1998 so I have been out of the loop for some time. I understand the Tech not wanting to "Pretest" We were required to scan the barcode on our license before we could start the test. We were required to manually exercise the EGR valve and note a drop in RPM. I know that 12 years ago that behind closed doors the test could be faked. You test a good vehicle but enter the data for the vehicle you want the cert for. We had manuals that specified all the smog equipment that was required. When in doubt, the customer would have to take his vehicle to a Cal Referee.
Thanks for stopping by. I recall the original poster to this thread saying the shop he took it to said the truck needed the EGR. My concern was that the vehicle may have been exempt from some emissions requirements/equipment due to the GVW, because the all emissions equipment appears to have been retained on this truck other than it not having an EGR valve on the aftermarket replacement intake.

Do you know if ALL CA trucks (C20 in this case, w/350 SBC) had to have an EGR, or if any trucks in CA were exempt like they could be in other areas of the country?
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