2nd Gen R56 Cooper S CA smog test

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  1. fngolfer

    fngolfer Active Member

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    Will I pass the CA smog test with a cat back exhaust? 2009 R56S. Dont feel like crawling under the car to r/r exhaust in this heat. I figure that all they do is plug into the OBDII port.
     
  2. rkw

    rkw Well-Known Member

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    Catback exhaust doesn't matter for smog test.
     
  3. vetsvette

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    Nope. They use the automotive equivalent of an anal probe. :eek6:

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  4. rkw

    rkw Well-Known Member

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    In addition to the probe, they do plug into the OBD, but I don't know what readings they pull from it.
     
  5. fngolfer

    fngolfer Active Member

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    No probe in newer cars I thought
     
  6. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    OBDII, no probe.
     
  7. checkers

    checkers Active Member

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    OBDII and a look under the bonnet. I had mine done 2 weeks ago.
     

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