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      09-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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"flexible" emissions guy?

Anyone know a "flexible" emissions person ?
my car failed emissions and i don't want to spend a lot on a new catalytic converter etc as come Jan 1st
my car will be 25 years old, so exempt from emissions

i just need someone to pass it for the next 4 months
i know it passed NY emissions, but if failed VA
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      09-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Let me know if you find that person, i will get akrapovic full exhaust with evolve tune
I could use an extra 40hp
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Anyone know a "flexible" emissions person ?
my car failed emissions and i don't want to spend a lot on a new catalytic converter etc as come Jan 1st
my car will be 25 years old, so exempt from emissions

i just need someone to pass it for the next 4 months
i know it passed NY emissions, but if failed VA
Let me talked to my boy. He works in Tyson it would be convenient for you. I'll get back with you after the weekend if you can wait
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      09-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Let me talked to my boy. He works in Tyson it would be convenient for you. I'll get back with you after the weekend if you can wait
Thank you very much
I also wanna show you my car
It rocks
Still a few things I need to fix
Small things
Like brakes etc
But I already ordered discs/pads for front and rear so that should be ok
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      09-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Sorry..but should this be on a public forum?..lol
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      09-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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cant you just drive it without passing for 4 months and not get pulled over?
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      09-07-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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cant you just drive it without passing for 4 months and not get pulled over?
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cant you just drive it without passing for 4 months and not get pulled over?
In Virginia?

seriously?
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      09-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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I don't live there so don't know. If I don't pass emissions I just don't get tabs. I had a mustang that was without for almost 10 yrs and just risked a ticket if pulled over.
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      09-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #10
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VA is super strict. You won't get away with that here.
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getting pulled over for a couple months is unavoidable?
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      09-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #12
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getting pulled over for a couple months is unavoidable?
It's not really about being pulled over; they have sniffer vans on off ramps and on ramps randomly that will catch you either way.

Which kind of defeats the purpose of even getting passed by a "flexible" guy because if the vans catch you and get your plate/look up your info, you're screwed big time.

I'd just park it for 4 months or fix it. Those sniffer tickets are like 5k I heard.
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      09-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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VA is super strict. You won't get away with that here.
Please correct me if Iím wrong, but you cannot register the car in Virginia without the emissions inspection.
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Please correct me if Iím wrong, but you cannot register the car in Virginia without the emissions inspection.
Unfortunately you can't. If going to DMW to tag and register the car they will ask to see your emissions first. If you don't have it you will either have to provide proof that you passed or if you haven't already done it go get the emissions test done.
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Please correct me if Iím wrong, but you cannot register the car in Virginia without the emissions inspection.
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Unfortunately you can't. If going to DMW to tag and register the car they will ask to see your emissions first. If you don't have it you will either have to provide proof that you passed or if you haven't already done it go get the emissions test done.
I forgot about that! This too. You can't register the car, and as I said before even if you pass without being actually within spec the sniffer vans will screw you anyway. Which will in turn get you a super high fine, the person that passed you investigated, and just cause problems.

Just wait the 4 months
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Just found out if you have passed NY emissions, you don't need to redo the emissions test in va
Unfortunately I already did the emissions test in va and failed
Maybe I should just go to the DMV and try my luck
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Just found out if you have passed NY emissions, you don't need to redo the emissions test in va
Unfortunately I already did the emissions test in va and failed
Maybe I should just go to the DMV and try my luck
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      09-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #18
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When I bought a e39 m5, it failed emission since it couldn't be read by the machine due to a recall not being done. I went to the dmv and they just have me a tag with 1 month validity. Worst case, you would get the 1 month tag. if the ny emission was done within the year, they should give you a.free pass.
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      09-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #19
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This next spring I will fail emissions on the m3 due to challenge sport exhaust. I have 21 more years until it will get by without so don't feel too bad.
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      09-09-2012, 08:15 PM   #20
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This next spring I will fail emissions on the m3 due to challenge sport exhaust. I have 21 more years until it will get by without so don't feel too bad.

To best avoid sniffer vans, try not to drive your car much.
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      09-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #21
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no such thing as a sniffer van here. never heard of it. few posts ago i thought it was a made up thing.
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i wanna see this car. :-)
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