So just a random question of the day... what happens when you fail a car and the referee passes it. But then in two years they come to get it smogged again but don't have the referee paper?
Do you think the ref tells the customer to hang onto that paper forever?
Would you guys pass a questionable car if the ref passed it? How would you know? Would you go off the smog history?
I'm going back to school
I had a customer's Honda fail for missing EGR on a 1.5L (don't remember the year). After I was done he pulls out a invoice from the REF that said to use D15?? as a D16??. I guess it was a JDM engine. The 1.6L did not require an EGR but there was no BAR label on it. I redid it no charge but I should have charged the guy for being an idiot.
I had a Dodge Ram that had the wrong cat but the ref put a label in the door jam saying that cat was OK but the customer didn't mention he had to jump through these hoops last time and apparently thought I would remember his truck from two years ago. I was about to fail it again when I saw the BAR label but I never entered the BAR label number since I was well past that point. I guess I'll have to commit that POS to memory for next time.
People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician.
Another thing to remember is that the Ref is just another opinion so you don't have to listen to him you just might lose the customer. It's either your FuPr or his and besides the Ref does make mistakes just like us