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Old 10-12-2015, 08:54 PM   #9
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2008 Astra XR
Default Re: 2008 Astra - CA Approved Catalytic Converter - Unable to pass inspection

Eventhough they rely heavily on OBDII for the emissions test there still is a visual inspection component to the test. The fact that the CAT for the Astra is sort of right out in the open would mandate that most inspectors would look for the proper identification for an aftermarket CAT that met the standards. Unless they saw something that looked factory. In that case they would pass it. I think even the factory ones now come with CARB information on them since they know they might get sold in CA.

But Fdryer is correct if you can clear the code and clear your monitors with the proper drive cycles before the code sets again you could get it through SMOG for a couple more years. Will eventually have to face the problem though, even when you sell it.


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