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Old 11-26-2013, 04:39 AM
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Smog check LA area - help plz

One of my cars is a 2001 E46, call me crazy but still my favorite of all. I'm having problems getting the smog check passed, the check engine stays on no matter what I do. Looking for someone who can help pass the smog check in LA/ Long Beach area. Thanks all.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:20 PM
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Have you tried to fix the issue that is tripping the CEL, or are you just praying to god, waving stuff around the interior, reinstalling the gas cap 10 times and whatnot?

California CARB runs stings with folks posting on forums, and guys that make a living smogging cars really do not want to get busted by 'some buddy's buddy said you could help me'

Really, the solution is to fix the car. I see prior to asking for a smog shop, the last post was 2 years ago. Maybe asking for help with fixing the car would be the plan?
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:54 PM
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Have you tried to fix the issue that is tripping the CEL, or are you just praying to god, waving stuff around the interior, reinstalling the gas cap 10 times and whatnot?

California CARB runs stings with folks posting on forums, and guys that make a living smogging cars really do not want to get busted by 'some buddy's buddy said you could help me'

Really, the solution is to fix the car. I see prior to asking for a smog shop, the last post was 2 years ago. Maybe asking for help with fixing the car would be the plan?
I tried it all, but I have a lot of after market parts, CAI, chips, etc, that get in the way. But thank you for the priceless advice, I can't believe I haven't thought of fixing it...
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:25 PM
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I tried it all, but I have a lot of after market parts, CAI, chips, etc, that get in the way. But thank you for the priceless advice, I can't believe I haven't thought of fixing it...

Ive got a HIGHLY modified 996TT and an E39M5..and have many friends with modified cars. Superchargers, meth injection, etc,etc. somehow I and they are able to keep these cars running with 'a lot of aftermarket parts' and keep the CELs off. (fuel trim errors, readiness codes, o2 sensor codes, cps.vanos, secondary air, etc, etc...)

No properly engineered, and installed aftermarket part will cause a CEL....youve failed to maintain the motor and now have an issue that is tripping a CEL.

But good luck with finding a shop to bribe and risk their livelihood.
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Ive got a HIGHLY modified 996TT and an E39M5..and have many friends with modified cars. Superchargers, meth injection, etc,etc. somehow I and they are able to keep these cars running with 'a lot of aftermarket parts' and keep the CELs off. (fuel trim errors, readiness codes, o2 sensor codes, cps.vanos, secondary air, etc, etc...)

No properly engineered, and installed aftermarket part will cause a CEL....youve failed to maintain the motor and now have an issue that is tripping a CEL.

But good luck with finding a shop to bribe and risk their livelihood.
Who said that's what I wanted, I asked for help with clearing the faults, not illegally pass the smog. You are very offensive for no reason, you need to relax.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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Who said that's what I wanted, I asked for help with clearing the faults, not illegally pass the smog. You are very offensive for no reason, you need to relax.
I read it like that as well, it sounds like your looking for some "help" passing.

You only have two choices, make the parts work together clean or take the parts off.
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I asked for help with clearing the faults, not illegally pass the smog. You are very offensive for no reason, you need to relax.
So if you want help clearing the codes, what are the codes you are getting?
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:45 AM
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So if you want help clearing the codes, what are the codes you are getting?
I have to ask the shop I went to, I know one of them was airflow sensor, but I don't remember the other 2.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:48 AM
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I read it like that as well, it sounds like your looking for some "help" passing.

You only have two choices, make the parts work together clean or take the parts off.
Take the parts off and replace them with what? I don't have the orig ones, I made these mods 8/9yrs ago, that car sat for 4yrs and now I want to use it again, I missed it.
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You may want to invest in an OBD scan reader tool (relatively inexpensive and will pay for itself in the future) so that you can read the codes and address the issue(s).

MAF maybe dirty or air flow around the MAF is bringing dirt to the MAF.
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