Guy came in with two incompletes. CAT and EGR. Boss said charge him 1/2 hr labor to set the monitors so I tried running the drive cycle multiple times and nothing. He "says" he's been driving for two months. I see its in the smog check reference guide saying monitors difficult to set, referring to 1998-2001 certain Mitsubishi models. Ever run into this? I offered a diagnostic to try to see what's going on, and to hook up the scanner to check out mode 6, but no luck.
I have seen my ESP Gen 1 quietly pass them, with no bypassing or other intervention from me. They will not fail for incomplete monitors, but can fail for MIL commanded ON. Some early OBD2 Volvos are the same way, at least on my machine. I wouldn't even know, except in the case of used car dealer pre-screens.
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
The 5th line down, it says the monitors will not cause the vehicle to fail.
I have been bypassing the obd2 for almost a year and those cars didn't show up on the star score.
But it doesn't say to bypass the obd2 test. My take on it is it will treat it the same as the 96-97. Do the obd2 test and it will scan for dtcs and monitors but the software won't fail it for incomplete monitors.
I just checked the list, on Mitsubishi 98-01 - Montero, Diamante, 3000GT, Mirage, Galant, Eclipse. "Mitsubishi provides recommended drive cycles in its service. See service manual for 1998-2001 drive cycle." This is from the Smog Check OBD 2 Reference Testability Issues
I just failed a 98 Montero Sport 3.0L for incomplete monitors. So wtf... I am not bypassing the obd2 test. The BAR blast didn't say to do that.
Central, I had a volvo fail two months ago for incomplete monitors , the car is on the Testability issues , so boss calls Sacramento , guy tells me to bypass the volvo obdtwo as our Esp probably did not update the "table" for that specific yr and make . I asked what his name was he said JOhn ,so i asked him if it was okay to jot a note down with his name on it if star penalized me for bypassing or "Obd not performed" He says sure so i ask for his full name .. he starts to backpedal .. at which time i handed phone back to boss , it is my licence and i do not care what John says i go by the written material i have on hand .
we sent the volvo owner to referee . on the other hand if you do not mind one or two dings like Keep it real said then i believe that is also ok. The blast does say the monitors will not be used and what does the obdtwo check for anyway just monitors cause the analyzer does ask if the check engine light is on or off before it goes to the obdtwo check .