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Automotive Emissions Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of automotive emissions, on-board diagnostics (OBD2), and emissions testing programs around the world. The discussions often cover both the non-technical aspects (such as enforcement, automotive politics, and legal), as well as the technical aspects of emissions and emissions-related repairs, including the differences between vehicle certification and the various inspection and maintenance programs around the world. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Emissions Forum

What do you see happening?
06/22/2018 in the Emissions Forum
A customer came in with a 2006 Ford F250 truck for State Inspection. He bought the truck used right at a year ago. It has the 6l diesel engine. The truck wasnt running right, and he went to a Ford Commercial dealership (in Virginia) to have his truck look...
Password change every 90 days WTF
06/20/2018 in the Emissions Forum
In BAR's infinite wisdom we now have to change our password every 90 days. I've had the same password on my BAR97 for 20 years but WTF I bet they don't have to change their passwords at BAR every 90 days.
OIS/DAD Connection Fail
06/19/2018 in the Emissions Forum
I have seen an increase in vehicles sent to me that do not communicate with the DAD. I have always been able to connect by using the CAN box. I do this because I can see the lights blinking and I know there is a data stream. The issue is the terminal...
06/14/2018 in the Emissions Forum
I've been using the Opus Gen3 machine for the last 4 months and so far so good, no calibration issues, the only problem is the rpm pickup choices,they have a problem translating signal into real numbers on the screen, It freezes sometimes and it takes too...
Mistakes on smog test
06/12/2018 in the Emissions Forum
Hello group, I'm wondering how everyone handles mistakes on a smog test. Earlier today my boss smogged a Dodge Ram and input a pass for EGR system, the truck is not equipped with EGR. I've made mistakes like this in the past and usually just cross it out ...

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