Will Mandatory dyno testing kill quattro and 4wd?

Doug Johnson ur-quattro at msn.com
Thu Sep 4 18:30:17 EDT 2003

When I registered the urq in Oregon, the emissions test attendant watched as
I approached the "toll" booth, stepped from the booth and said, "Quattro?
Line 1,"  and pointed to a line WAY ahead of the cars parked in Line 2
through whatnot.  No dyno, and no line!!!!

I like Oregon!!!!

 ~ Doug

> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of Bernard Littau
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 4:07 PM
> To: 'superba1st'; quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: Will Manadatory dyno testing kill quattro and 4wd?
> > This was provoked by Jim Green's post on using a 2 wheel dyno on a 90q.
> > Dyno testing will become mandatory in all populated areas of California
> > commencing soon if not already.  Other states are sure to follow suit.
> >
> > I didn't think about it until Jim's post, but how will the 4wd
> owners get
> > their dyno testing done?
> >
> > Will the requirement make the 4wd's unpopular and go away?
> In WA, where we have dyno testing, 4wd are exempt from the dyno
> portion.  I
> hear rumors of some stations being equipped with 4wd dyno's, but have not
> seen one yet.
> Note that most 4wd can use the 2wd dyno as they have a transfer case for
> 2wd/4wd.  It's only the permanent AWD with a center diff rather than
> transfer case, such as Audi, that are exempt.
> Best,
> Bernard Littau
> Woodinville, WA
> '88 5ktq

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