What are they allegedly doing? Mixing in something like MIG welding gas? Hermanos Test Only is mentioned among the accused ... aren't they the plaintiffs from the abandoned STAR lawsuit several years back? Is money really that strong of a motive?
I realize I have far more questions than answers ...
After reading some of the EVIDENCE I wonder if anyone has asked the question, HOW? None of the cases has actual evidence of what was used to fool the machine. What if the whole problem is a wacky gas bench? The machine is sealed and very sensitive to tamper, how did all of this happen? The system is twenty years old! I would be very suspect of the data being reliable enough to condemn someone without a reasonable explanation of how the readings were accomplished. I want to know what gas was used. I want to know how it got introduced to the exhaust sample. I want to know what the compensation was for this service. This smells bad to me.
Also a failed gas audit can be used to back up the machine acting up during these isolated incidents.
You do realize several stations were popped and their suspected vehicles displayed the same exhaust gas irregularities. There were over 100 vehicles that were flagged.
I'd hardly call 100 vehicles isolated incidents. I also doubt failed gas will cause the 3 exhaust gasses in question to rise,fall and rise again during the ASM run.
I also like my choice of words lol.
Im talking about hermanos smog. They had 12 diff incidents listed, not 100s. The other shops, well I only checked one other shop and saw 15 incidents. And how many shops have they popped for them clean gassing? This is new and I just heard about it not too long ago? Have not heard of shops getting popped, but heard of shops machines gettling locked and then having their machine audited.