I rejected an '85 K10 because the cat was glowing cherry red at a vague interpretation of "idle". This fine automobile was just before. How many ghettorific details can you spot? It's really a crying shame that smell-o-vision hasn't been perfected yet, or I would share a whiff of the interior with you too.
A "Pass" on safety exam for sure.
Why the "brains" in bar haven't figured out this one is beyond me.
most states have an inspection for tires, brakes, windshield, lites.
why not make each car get a legal salvage inspection cert each year?
Yeah, '94 Legend. I just grab the current loop at the front of the passenger side valve cover with my contact clamp and answer "not DIS" at the prompt. I also keep my left foot firmly planted on the floor during ASM.
Wow that thing looks held together by zip ties ! WTF ? Please tell me it failed ?
YOu keep your foot planted on the ground Barry ? oh hallls no , i get in and buckle up , but not before strapping it down . These types of vehicles show up here about twice in a day usually about 5:56 , we close at 6 .
I still have my straps, but they have at least ten years of dust on them. I use wheel chocks on the front tires of gigantic 4x4s, because they like to walk off the rollers if I don't. Otherwise, I just depend on my reflexes and my left foot on the shop floor for feedback. Haven't f**ked anything up in a long time [knock on wood].
Barry, so if the car wanders to the left you just push it to the right with your talented foot ? what if it wanders to the right ,all the way to the dyno belt drive housing ? That would be a time saving trick ,however i don't think i will try it out any time soon . I do like a tip that one of our friends here on this forum taught me , and in person ! I got to meet one of yous and your wife ! Thanks for taking us out to the Hungry Hunter and for a wonderful time in general .Wish we could all meet up one day and sit down for some dinner and drinks . D , could you arrange that with some STS funds ?
I only use straps on light truck,like Toyota ,Nissan and such, to push the rear tires,so it won't loose traction and start free spinning.
In several instances it caused an automatic abort.
On some light weight SUV's if I can't strap'em,I'll ask the customer to sit in rear passenger side to put some weight on the tires,But It only happened maybe once or twice in my 16 years.
Not strapping down for the sake of tying it down, but more to push down the wheels on the dyno rollers so it won't start free spinning in the middle of the test and loose speed and causing an abort, it happened to me.
I don't do it on regular trucks only on small pick up's and light SUV's.