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Old 05-21-2003, 09:36 PM
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Re: You have incorrect information Chris 17H

Originally posted by inspector1
Totally incorrect.

If a vehicle fails the emissions test, repairs must be done to hopefully enable the vehicle to pass the test. If a citizen spends $5 on repairs and it passes, thats great.

If a 1981 or newer vehicle fails, and after extensive repairs that eventually amount to $450 in parts and/or labor from a emissions certified repair technician, OR $450 in parts alone if work is done by the owner or a non-emissions repair certified technician AND IMPROVEMENT IS MADE IN THE FAILING GASES WITHOUT CAUSING ANY OTHER GAS TO FAIL THAT IT MAY HAVE PASSED ON THE FIRST TEST then a WAIVER is granted, which allows a citizen to license the vehicle, THIS IS NOT A 'PASS' the vehicle is still failing. And if the citizen keeps it for 2 more years he/she is looking at another $450 in repairs again. So it is prudent to fix a vehicle to pass.

I have looked at approximately 2,731 failing vehicle reports/repair invoices, and a tune up has NEVER been the cure. It helps, but points, plugs, etc, has a very slight effect.

Visit the website at for more information.
To make a long story short:

Vehicles Emissions Tests are the biggest rip-off ever dreamed up by politicians and save-the-earth people.

80 % of all air pollution is caused by industry & 20% supposedly by vehicles.
Would it not make more sense to tackle the gross polluter first?

Btw. did I mention I make my living doing exhaust emissions testing ?
2007 C 230 Sport.
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Old 05-22-2003, 01:25 AM
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everybody told me that i couldnt put bilstein sports on my 16v without changing the springs, i had to buy bilstein HDs for a 2.3 and they wuld do the job, id like to put the oem strutz but i cant find the sachs boge part number.

glen what should i get, sports are for lowered cars and mine is stock, HDs should do the job, ITGB from 190 rev has them up front on his 16v and he says they work great but he has eibachs, so i dont know, look i live in south ameria and bilsteins sports or HDs cost me 400 bucks shipped only the front ones so i cant go wrong with what i buy, i also cannot go wron with the problem, how can i tell for sure whats wrong with the car, everything points at the shocks, this is the problem:
the drivers side is a little lower than the passengers and whrn driving the car i have to fight the steering wheel, and if i lean on the passenger side of the car and let it go itll come back up to its original position but on the driver side if i lean itll only move like a little bit itl like its just stuck in its position and if i lift the driver side of the car and then push it down it wont go back up it just stays there, i guess it has to be the shock right?
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