Even if I sale a gas cap or I reconnect a vacuum line, I still would enter NO. That option is for repair stations. Where they enter in the labor rate and such. I would just write on the VIR what I had done.
1.3.3 of the manual says to visually inspect gas caps for liquid fuel leaks. I guess it's really up to the inspector on checking them out for cracks and what not. Maybe BAR will sent a blast out if its talked about enough haha
Funny thing about that entry: All the crowing and bleating from the BAR about the "49% refail" that started this whole mess, not one mention of the results from "Were repairs performed on this vehicle?" and "Did you perform the repairs?"
The purported high refail rate was such a fucking mystery forcing the conclusion of fraud... well, it seems to me that a large part of the answer is right there in those entries!
simple no is the answer . As for the gas cap, it is part of the evap and i have been checking that they are there . it is part of the visual but no longer part of the functional test . at least that is what i can deduce from the smog check manual .
On the BAR 97, even if you don't test the gas cap, you still need to check it.
On OIS, you are NOT required to check gas cap. Remember... No timing, no gas cap, no emissions?
Check the test chart on 00 and up vehicles and see what it says..
The chart isn't really clear on visually checking the gas cap. I agree with you and I see what you're seeing, the chart says you are not required to do the functional test for fuel cap integrity, but visual wise everything is the same between BAR97 and OIS besides TAC. So it really depends if you consider looking at the gas cap as part of a visual inspection or functional inspection.
EDIT: The post below looks like it proves the integrity test is visual AND functional so I would take it as gas caps don't have to be checked