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Old 04-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
Bad Noodle
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NNJ
Vehicle:
2007 SuperWagon
I don't spell well

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Hey guys, so here is exactly what happened at the Randolph, Nj inspection station:

I give the first guy my papers, he checkes them and gives them back
He gets in my car and rolls over the first speed bump
He looks at the ground camera screen as he drives over the underside camera
Gets out and asks the guy how many cats a subaru has
Guy 2 answers 2
So Guy 1 tells guy 2 that I removed all my cats
I intervene and tell them I have a cat on the car and the second thing is a resonance chamber, not a cat.
Guy 2 gets in my car and rolls over the camera a couple times
Gets his boss
His boss is confused so he tells me that I don't have a subaru approved cat and exhaust system, he has to fail me.
The end

I have a SPT exhaust system, which is subaru approved and my cat is epa approved for everywhere except cali. I dunno if I should bring them the paperwork or if I should just go to a different station...

I looked up the law:
http://www.epa.gov/region2/air/sip/13_20-Sub43.pdf
N.J.A.C. 4 13:20-43.8 section e states:

Quote:
An inspection shall be conducted in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:27-15 and 7:27B-5 for the presence of the
catalyhc converter on all light-duty gasoline-fueled and bi-fueled motor vehicles and light-duty gasoline-fueledand bifueled
trucks which were manufactured with a catalytic converter as original equipment or which were retrofitted with a
catalytic converter. Motor vehicles shall fail inspection if the catalytic converter was a part of the original certified
configurationfor the motor vehicle and the catalytic converter is missing or disconnected.If it is found that the catalytic
converter is modified or improperly connected, or is not certified in accordance with EPA proceduies, or is not of a type
which was part of the original certified configuration for the motor vehcle, the motor vehicle shall fail inspection.
not sure where that leaves me but they make it sound like only OEM cats are allowed
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