I do not know if I ever had a UC encounter and only had my license about a year so I’m wondering what you guys think. Came in yesterday 02’ Honda Civic. 1 cat located right off the exhaust manifold (not under) and it had a visual crack and some weld marks. First thing stood out before I even had the hood fully open
Have you for a fact ever had any UC like this? Obd was good.
Plus the car was a mess inside does not look like a car someone would have just bought. Dude came in with dmv paperwork not a renewal notice.
Idk but I mean if you are going to sell a car you would at least clean it up a bit right ?
I have no problem with a solid repair. Welding an exhaust manifold or header pipe. Spot welding a heat shield or bracket. Strapping down a heat shield with a big screw type hose clamp to eliminate a rattle.
If it's a clean repair Pass
If it's a Hack Job Fail
The Honda Cat/Exhaust Manifold 1.7L crack repair is a common repair. Pass
Besta's comment is ON. I agree there will be NO doubt if it is UC.
bar told me not to fail for cracks in manifold. i even had paperwork showing them that the cracks was a defects in honda cats. i used to fail them ever time. but since he told me not to fail them for cracks in manifold i just let them go. so that was not a undercover u had
Those have cracks all the time, surprised you got one who actually repaired it. Also as far as looking up the test history...
Bar smartened up, my friend got a citation last year. It was a Mazda pick up with a missing Pcv. Long story short.... he paid with a credit card, had a renewal notice, had a coupon and he had a normal smog history.
If the UC crews want to snag more lazy or distracted techs, they should start "hooptifying" their vehicles with things like broken door handles, cracked windshields, missing battery hold-downs, broken and dangling rear-view mirrors, random overdue bills and fast-food bags strewn around the interior, overflowing ashtrays, inoperative odometers, floppy DLCs, slimy steering wheels and gear shift knobs, ill-fitting filthy seat covers, bubbled window tint, tattered family photos covering most of the idiot lights and gauges, crappy stereo installs blasting crappy music, moldy chicken wing bones on the passenger seats, and a few empty beer cans on the floor. Oh, and a few small-caliber bullet holes in the trunk lid and a baseball bat tucked in near the driver's door sill!
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
Does the smog manual actually state anything about NOT failing exhaust leaks/holes? Because if it's not, then a rep on the phone saying otherwise is not the most reliable source of information and will not stand in court