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New Massachusetts Inspection Program

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  1. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    that blows. sounds like commiefornia.
     
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  2. Dip Dungles

    Dip Dungles Straight Ballin Established Member

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    That it is. You should check out the gun laws
     
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  3. KBR

    KBR Active Member Established Member

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    The roads were clear enough today to finally drive enough for all codes to be ready. I got my inspection sticker then put my tune back on the car. It took about 140 miles of mixed driving, but it's done now. Next year the car is 15 and no more worries(hopefully).

    Thank you to everyone who chimed in with advise.
     
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  4. hRnYg0aTw33d

    hRnYg0aTw33d Member Established Member

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    Alright well. I’ve gotta revive this thread.

    The car is out of hibernation and I made my appointment with the MAC center. I decided on Norton (which is at the UTI campus) because it was closest to me. Let me start by saying these inspections are INSANE.

    Guy pulled my car in, ran diagnostics, put it up on the lift, took pictures of every angle plus the VIN. CATs, Front, Back etc. checked my tint. When it was all said and done my tune failed AGAIN for ‘Not Supported’ monitors.

    My stock midpipe is back on and I’ve flashed to my Lund 93 Octane CATTED Tune. I can’t run the stock Tune because of my pulley swap/intake. So I fired an email to Lund. Hoping to hear back ASAP on Monday.

    Has anyone else gotten this far with the inspection/rejection? He told me that now I have to get a sheet from the Ford dealer that says it’s been flashed back to stock. I find that hard to believe. Why can’t I just return and have him re-inspect when I know that the monitors are supported? He didn’t give me any formal sheet with said instruction. Just told me to call and schedule another inspection after it’s been flashed.

    3 ****ing webcams pointed at the car while he was doing everything too. So stoked that MA has turned into a commie ****hole like California.


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  5. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've never gotten my car inspected for this very reason lol. I don't want to have to go to a MAC center and have to jump through a bunch of hoops. I'd rather get a ticket for expired sticker lol.
     
  6. Bullshitisay

    Bullshitisay I’m a asshole Premium Member Established Member

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    I had to go to the mac in Bourne. There is an option. Get in touch with Performance dyno


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  7. hRnYg0aTw33d

    hRnYg0aTw33d Member Established Member

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    Yea I had planned to go to Pete after I was able to get my new sticker.

    Does anyone know how many miles you need to drive in order for your monitors to become supported?


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  8. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’ve heard anywhere from 40 miles to 700 miles on terminators
     
  9. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    I had to get my truck inspected back in December, which is my daily driver.
    My buddy had to take all photos and all that jazz. Plus, he has to take a "selfie" if you will, with the computer web cam to identify whom did the inspection. Didn't put it on the lift though. They didn't have the cameras up yet, which were going in sometime in February.
    He showed me the check list for the inspector. What a pain in the balls. Guys with lift kits on their vehicles are going to be very pissed off in MA as well as a bunch of other people with mods. This is all at a Mobil gas station too, not a MAC center.
     
  10. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Oh man, you were supposed to go see Pete BEFORE the inspection. That's the whole point of going to him. Pete is the 'man' with this shit. If I was you, I would stop everything and simply call him and tell him all that has transpired so far. After he chews you out for not coming to him first (just kidding, he won't, err, probably not), then I am certain he will have a game plan that gets this all resolved.

    I am in RI and went through similar bullshit last year when I bought my Roush.

    Oh, and if the monitors are turned off in the tune, then they will NEVER go 'ready'. This may seem obvious, but the first Mustang shop (a place where they ONLY work on Mustangs) I went to last year, the guy hooks up his meter and says the monitors are 'not ready' and I need to do "drive cycles". So I did about 300 miles worth of PITA "drive cycles", then went back to the guy. He says, "monitors still not ready, keep driving". Well, the fooking guy could not seem to figure out that the fooking monitors were TURNED OFF in the tune and I could have drove a million fooking miles and they would not have gone 'ready'. I gave up on that guy and called Pete, and he calmed me down, made an appt, tuned the car, and I got my sticker.
     
  11. Bullshitisay

    Bullshitisay I’m a asshole Premium Member Established Member

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    Call Pete. Or PM me.


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  12. Bullshitisay

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    Dip Dungles Straight Ballin Established Member

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    This 100%. Contact Pete before you do more harm.
     
  14. Av3ng3d

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    Does anyone know how this all works in my situation if my car was flagged for MAC inspection last year when the past owner went for a sticker? Car was 14 years old at the time. He never took the car for the MAC inspection, sold it to me, and now the car is 15 years old and "should" be exempt from emissions however I'm unsure if it is kept track of by vin number in the RMV system that the old owner never had the car MAC inspected after the flag?
    I took the car to Pete for a tune last weekend and just as I assumed the monitors were all disabled so that explains why it was flagged. Pete fixed that for me but I have yet to take the car to be inspected for a sticker because the car has no cats and has window tint.
    I'm really unsure what to expect if I attempt to get a sticker considering the car has already been flagged under the last ownership. Actually a bit scared to be perfectly honest lol.
     
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  15. Bullshitisay

    Bullshitisay I’m a asshole Premium Member Established Member

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    The vin needs to be cleared at the Mac. Been there and done it. I kept putting it off and the mac guy was calling me like he was my parole officer.


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  16. KBR

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    It took me about 140 miles of mixed driving to have codes ready.
     
  17. Mojo88

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    Once car is tuned properly and monitors turned on (in the tune), then it's best to perform the official "Ford Drive Cycle" ( http://www.obdii.com/drivecycleford.html ) and monitors should indicate 'ready' in as little as 20 miles (that's what it took me).
     
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  18. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Buy an inexpensive code scanner to check the monitors for their readiness.
     
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  19. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If you have an Android phone. Download the torque obd2 app and buy a Bluetooth adapter off amazon. Shows everything. Best 20 bucks I’ve ever spent. The app is free. If you have an iPhone I think it’s like $5
     
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  20. Revvv

    Revvv I Always Lose Established Member

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    I need to remember to do this.

    My car would likely never pass most inspections. My window tint alone would kick me.

    I am not a fan of the cameras and other invasions of privacy. I have to wonder where some of the BS you guys deal with stands legally. It may have passed a committee vote somewhere, but that doesn't make it legal.

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