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Old 01-20-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Adventures in car inspection

Va requires a safety inspection every year, which is done by the guys at the local gas stations.

"What kind of car is this, a Maserati?"

"No, it's a Tesla"

"Huh. Glad I asked."

And then:
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:18 AM   #2
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Well, at career day, those guys weren't struggling to choose between NASA, DARPA, and inspection bay.

Funny though.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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Inspires confidence in their abilities to perform a proper inspection.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #4
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I suppose there is no check box for "logo." Or "name written in big letters on back."
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:12 PM   #5
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Did he fail you on emissions?
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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What about the engine? I am sure they found it. lol
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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My g/f's dad is like that.

He can't spell worth a crap, nor does he have an extended vocabulary, but man, can he diagnose a problem with anything mechanical.

I remember he bought Harley parts from various swap meets. He must have had 10 or so big boxes in his garage, with pistons, con rods, transmission gears, etc. splayed out all over.

A few weeks later, he had built himself a really cool rat bike with the old school foot clutch/jockey shift setup. He rode that bike to a motorcycle rally about 150 miles and parked it in a sea of other newer, custom-built garage queens.

Guess which bike had the most attention ??

I think there are some people who are wired different from what we consider the norm, kinda like musicians.
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I think there are some people who are wired different from what we consider the norm, kinda like musicians.
Well, at career day, those guys weren't struggling to choose between NASA, DARPA, and inspection bay.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:27 PM   #9
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Va requires a safety inspection every year, which is done by the guys at the local gas stations.
Here in Joisey, inspection is free and performed by the state. It consists of looking at your registration / insurance and plugging into the OBDII port. That is all.

You can have visible smoke, a headlight out, a cracked windshield, and no brakes and still pass...
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Here in Joisey, inspection is free and performed by the state. It consists of looking at your registration / insurance and plugging into the OBDII port. That is all.

You can have visible smoke, a headlight out, a cracked windshield, and no brakes and still pass...
Really? When did it become that? I'm still on the 5 (6?) year new car pass on my car, and my wife has paid a private garage for the last few years on her older car.

I remember the state inspection stations being serious ball-busters... a friend of mine once failed inspection (many years ago) because his after-market shift knob didn't have the gear pattern displayed on it.
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