00-02 chevy comes in . No mil. everything is good. OIS asks for the idle speed test and vehicle is misfiring with MIL flashing. MIL flashes above 1300 RPM and turns off under 1k RPM with the MIL not illuminated.
I already passed the MIL. So this car just gets to pass with a flashing MIL?
fuck that. I log out. Resume test fail it for MIL and finish the test with a fail. No fault codes on VIR only shows the part I failed it for.
WTF is the point of the idle speed test if it wont even fail the car for a flashing MIL during the test??
I remember having been instructed to ignore flashing MIL during ASM, only to fail for constant on. I would prefer to abort as a safety precaution but that would mean losing money and abort star problems so I ignore it.
Your job is to administer the test not determine the right or wrong of that test. The fact of a ding later is a flaw in the STAR program. Logging out of the first test to do a failed test cause YOU think it is right? Maybe a flaw in the electrical system? The fact is you do not know. Better it would be to note the observations on the VIR and let it be.
I'm not going to let a car with a severe misfire that i can feel and smell leave here with a cert in hand with a MIL flashing on its way out. Not passing it and writing my findings on a VIR nobody will ever read. I've been trusted by California to keep the air clean and when I certify something I can stand behind my certification and not blame the system for it's flaws.