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California Smog check

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Hi guys,

I just got my tag renewal notice today with the great news it's time to pay another California revenue generation scam (Smog Check). I have an '01 Boxster & would appreciate any recommendations for shops in the Roseville area to do the work.

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You do not need a Porsche shop to do the test, any smog station can do it. Not many European specialist are smog stations because the equipment and dyno needed are very expensive without much profit to be made. With your car unless it is modified should pass no problem. When I still lived in California and converted my Boxster to 996 motor I was worried I would have problems smoging it. If they had looked at the engine and compared the emissions diagram it would have been failed because it no longer matched the Boxster labeling. But they did not bother to open the engine compartment, and it passed no problem.

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+1 on Durham's answer. Take the car to any of the many Smog Check only stations in your area.

If you've had any check engine light problems fixed recently, make sure you drive the car for several days on highways and streets after someone uses a computer to clear the codes. When codes are reset, Boxsters must run through severval driving cycles before the emission control monitoring systems are ready. Most but not all systems must be in a ready state ready before the California can test the car.

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