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Old 01-05-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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2005 STi

Default The Legacy failed the visual part of smog!

Just frustrated because it's a technicality. It failed because of the way the intake section looked. More than 6 months ago I sprayed the 3M rubber undercoating stuff on the section of the intake where the lines that recirc air back into it are connected. (I think it's part of the PCV system but I dunno.) I did it to make sure there would be no leaks. The emissions guy said I wasn't allowed to have 'tapes or adhesives' on it and alluded that he thought I was trying to cover something up.

If I had known that I would have simply turned it upside down so it could not have been seen and it probably would have passed. Let it be known that I'm the guy that paid extra to get the downpipe on his STi with a cat, and that the Legacy has a removable cat/straight pipe section. I have the cat and the straight pipe...I've never used the straight section.

What it really comes down to is I think the guy (supervisor) was on a bit of a powertrip (or got beat by a WRX at Speedworld). One of the techs was explaining to me why it failed and the supervisor came in to 'help.' While we were talking he (the supervisor) ducked out and went to the break-room with a smirk on his face.

C/N: A stock F-250 is more emissions friendly than my '92 Subaru.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:46 AM   #2
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Location: cruizin' down the street in my
6-4 jockin da bish-
es and slappin the hoes.


WTF are you serious? Probably drives an SRT-4 and thinks there is a rivalry.

Just go somewhere else.

Next time let me go with you, I'll open carry a glock, I gaurantee you they won't say ****. My buddy is still trying to figure out why his old truck failed because "it wasn't driving right", but when I went back with him, somehow it drove fine that time.
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