@Bplacke we would like to know if you have the alias for the person who drove that truck into your shop. Also color, condition of the vehicle and exact engine size. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to " sell" your shop . They would have to go without star for three months.
Star is not helping take thecleanpipers out it is making them richer by taking honest mistake shops star away and all those vehicles go tothe cheaters .
shit....i am going to go home and have a cold one and try and convince myself that doing this job is worth all this bullshit...the stress from the BAR and the customer...we are stuck in the middle...trying to do the job the state expects while keeping the private sector happy....both using us for target practice...customers mistake us for the ones making the rules...while the state tries and make us all look like we are criminals...shit maybe they should put us on Dateline...next week on Dateline.....the smog tech predator....trying to cheat the State and seduce the customer for his business.....on top of all this all my ase licenses are about to expire...mother fucker...
I am not to do any inspections and or repairs until the training is completed. I cant even work while doing the training. Something is wrong there. The only way through that is if I file an appeal which buys me time. In the mean time while the state preps for an appeal Im doing the training. Once I finish the training I can withdraw the appeal which keeps me working and submit my fines and courses.
It was straight pipe in place of a Cat. The pipe matched the rest of the exhaust system rusted. Im filing for discovery and re verify this vehicle. According to the book I was using, if its carbureted, it has no cat. I dont recall TBI OR CARB. I hope they took a photo of the Emission Control Label. What I have down is a carbureted vehicle but, that may be wrong.
Bar never asked me if I was a star station and I did not give up that information either unless they already knew. As of now I am still a Star Station. They may take it away at the end of the quarter just a guess
. I was also told when the citation officially goes into effect.
UC cars are shady
Should be done away with
How often have any techs smogged
Any vehicle with a missing cat?
We are creatures of habit and not
used to cars coming in wih missing parts
The state should focus more on
techs that dont repair the failed
cars properly these UC cars dont
help clean the air at all!
One of the biggest flaws in our industry is the Automotive repair act. I have myself have worked as a repair technician, and I am sure the repair guys here can relate. Customers don't always approve all repairs. Tune ups without doing plug wires, cats being installed with old oxygen sensors, failing mass air flow sensors being cleaned, fuel pumps being done without the filter decarbonizing an engine with a burned valve...
I don't like how some customers are using the system to squeak by. The Cap program is a poor excuse to say I dont care to maintain my vehicle, dont care to, and should not come out of my pocket.
No offense to you Cap Smog Techs, I bet there are those that do deserve Cap services.
Did you happen to ask about that database they were supposed to have created?
EDIT: Can you provide more info on the CAT? Was it a carb or TBI? MOD shows CAT for TBI only, but is inconclusive and as you can see from previous posts, we may have conflicting information, which I would think could be used in your favor, but check with a pro. I don't have a current application guide book in front of me, but these are all BAR approved resources!
I can't find detailed info in alldata or mitchell on demand. We need that database!
If everyone fixed their own cars, my car would be fixed.