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Old 10-29-2018, 12:12 PM   #1
fred.r
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I just moved up to Oregon and need to get my car regestered. Running my car catless and have no idea how strict DEQ is here. I was under the impression emission laws are less strict here than in California so wondering if Iíll pass as is or if I need to find a stock TBE before getting tested?
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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If you have a CEL for a P0420, then you won't pass. If you don't have a CEL, then you'll pass that part of the check, but you're hosed if they do a visual inspection and they know what to look for. Generally, though, you should be okay... They basically care about the cat and that's it in Oregon.

If you don't live in Medford, Eugene, or Portland (or their surrounding areas), you technically don't need to do DEQ, but... I'm not entirely sure about the rest of the state. I live in the county, but Medford still makes me do DEQ. >_>
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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I fear the day Washington requires a visual inspection. Hasn't happened yet, but OR and WA sure do love to cozy up to Cali's air quality laws...
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:58 AM   #4
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Cars in Oregon still are Federal Emissions standard, so don't even go there.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:40 PM   #5
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Cars in Oregon still are Federal Emissions standard, so don't even go there.
It has to go to DEQ to get registered here in Portland. If I kept it registered in California Iíd have to go back next year to get it SMOGíd and revert back to stock which isnít something I want to do at all.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:10 PM   #6
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From my experience, as long as you don't have any check engine lights, and all the emissions readiness stuff in the ecu is on, you'll pass. All my DEQ trips have been 5 minutes or so. They hook up their computer to your obd2 and then you are done. No dyno, no idle check, nothing even hooked up to the exhaust.

edit: I have a stock axle back though, so my car is pretty quiet. They may check more things if you have a really loud car.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:43 PM   #7
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It runs fairly quiet with a Mad Dad Whisper exhaust, especially at idle.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:23 AM   #8
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Oregon doesn't give a crap if it's loud or not, as long as it isn't obnoxiously loud. DEQ basically thinks it's the state police/local police's job to enforce noise requirements, and the state/local police thinks it's DEQ's job to enforce noise requirements, so basically, nobody cares.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:06 PM   #9
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Find a DEQ too facility.....
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