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Offline Condor Man

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Back to my 550.

I just passed the emmissions test today, so now I just have to wait for the inspection and then the plate!

Home stretch baby!
May the Horse be with you....



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Back to my 550.

I just passed the emmissions test today, so now I just have to wait for the inspection and then the plate!

Home stretch baby!

why did it fail twice before??

painful process....



Offline Condor Man

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Old Cars make more emissions than when they are new...

What more can I say....
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Old Cars make more emissions than when they are new...

What more can I say....

It's not old.

I'm curious what needed to be done for it to pass?

What parts were fitted THIS succesful time?

If you have a spare air flow meter, let me know, I need to check something!



Offline Condor Man

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Initially we used non genuine Euro Cats from UK that were supposed to be OEM rated.

Not the case.

Bought the OEM onces and did some other little things and she is all Green!!

My giu would have a meter, I will see what he says.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Initially we used non genuine Euro Cats from UK that were supposed to be OEM rated.

Not the case.

Bought the OEM onces and did some other little things and she is all Green!!

My giu would have a meter, I will see what he says.
:DOH:

It's LAW to ONLY USE OE PARTS

It is ILLEGAL to use parts that are not identical in every way to those supplied by the manufacturer.

You're not even allowed to fit aftermarket brake pads, and the RAW is supposed to keep all packaging and receipts as proof for their test car.

Luckily, its THEIR neck on the block, not yours.... But the wasted time (and money) is probably yours!

The market has PLUMMETED for 550 in the last few months.... it only takes a few sales to set a new trend....



Offline Condor Man

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Sorry Mate, that's not the case.

If you OEM parts there is no need to get an emissions test for post 2000 vehicles, that's why you would get one done to prove that the non OEM part was legal.

Strange rule, but true in every way.

The 550 market counts to those who are selling 550's, to those who drive them and intend on keeping them, I say Big deal.

By the way how much to Lorbek sell TS car for?
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Hmmm, well it WAS the case, and I dont know if or when it stopped being the case... Which is why I dont get involved directly, its impossible to stay on top of all rules.

Its easy to say value doesnt matter, but when you know that you could have been driving an aussie spec car six months ago that would owe you less than the painful import, it begins to irk!

TS car was scary price, scary. And Lorbek offered 15% more than the dealer too!

The 458 sales have flooded the market with trade ins..... Combine that with a flurry of imports of typical trade in cars like 360/550... And you'll get to the situation we have....



Offline Condor Man

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Mate,

Car aren't just about the Money.

They are also about the personal experiences that you have enjoyed together.

Need I say more!!
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Condor Man

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And some more..

Seriously... How can you put a value on that???
May the Horse be with you....




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