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Your friendly, soon-to-be-ex EPA contractor here......
Scott, etal., your friend is correct in regards to OBDIII. There
are further complications which has SEMA worried.
2 O2 sensors (as mentioned)
WOT (as mentioned)
and the kicker:
It seems that the aforementioned federal agency (my address
gives it away) wants to insure that the manufacuters warranty
the new emissions system for 100k miles! In response, many
manufacuters say.....sure, but only our DEALERS can do the work.
As I've mentioned several months ago, OBDIII is so sensitive to
change the a 2 to 3 percent change in TIRE size can send out
warning signals to the system! Not to mention filters,
injectors, chips, timing changes, etc. which would all VOID said
To ensure this, some manufacturers state that since all work has
to be done by the dealer, that not even the owner of the vehicle
will be "allowed" under the hood.....the dealer will have a "key"
which allows access under the hood.
So much for doing your own oil changes......
Not just SEMA is worried, but the local mechanics/repair shops
(associations) are as well. Personally, I haven't had heard much
noise from the manufacturers at all, since this guarantees
increased $$$$ from the dealers for parts, etc. I think this is
probably the major issue to be resolved before such a system is
actually put into place.
When putting up a new emissions system, against someone's
livelyhood, and especially as a consumer... I start B*#@#ing....
-Cello (who apparantly hasn't been spending enough time with the
firstname.lastname@example.org ...for another week.