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Old 03-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Smog Check

For smog check on my 2006 Sea Breeze 1311, do they have to remove the engine cover inside the coach?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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I'm sure the answer is yes, because they have to make sure hoses and pipes are properly connected.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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I've had mine done twice, and all they did was the sniff test. First, they'd have to find the retaining bolts, then they'd have remove the cover without damaging the seats or soiling the carpet, then get it all lined up again and tightened down properly. What? Maybe 1/2 to a one hour job. I don't think so.



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Well as I said, they should look at the engine if they are legally doing the job right.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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In California there is a visual portion of the test as well as a functional and tailpipe emission test. Some smog techs may claim they can see everything they need to on the engine with a flashlight and a mirror, but to do a proper inspection the cover would need to come off.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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Yep, I've had to take mine off every time I had the motorhome smogged.
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I hate taking my cover off, and am glad I live in a state that doesn't require it... yet.



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Yep, living in CA is a challenge. I'm glad I'm getting the proper tool/key so if I myself had to remove the cover I could. Anyway, I don't have to worry about it for a while. Thanks to all for your replies regarding this issue.
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I can't speak about your particular motorhome, but I had a '96 Tioga class C with a 460 Ford- they had to remove the dog house cover. Now, I just had my '08 V-10 done and they didn't need to. (Live in Ca.)
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That's what's funny - The first time I took mine in for emissions, they just sniffed it at idle. The second time, at the same station, they ran it up on rollers and went through the different speed ranges. I don't think the firsts guys ever did a MH before.



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When I have mine done, I take the dog house off for them. I think because of the weight class they do not have to put it on the dyno. They just run it up to around 2500 RPM. The poor guy sits in the driver seat with all the hot air blowing on during the test.
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