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I live in Mass (Taxachusetts) and had to go for my annual inspection sticker today......and I failed. Not because of the Spartan tunes, but because I don't drive the truck enough? Anyone hear of this? The computer did not recognize enough history and thought the battery had been disconnected recently. It has not been disconnected at all.

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I live in Mass (Taxachusetts) and had to go for my annual inspection sticker today......and I failed. Not because of the Spartan tunes, but because I don't drive the truck enough? Anyone hear of this? The computer did not recognize enough history and thought the battery had been disconnected recently. It has not been disconnected at all.
What business is it of the government to determine whether you pass or fail depending upon whether or not you've been driving the truck?????????

Did they just look at the odometer or engine hour meter and say: This looks suspicious to me, so you FAIL!

Surely they don't have equipment to connect to the trucks computer, unless it is a dealer doing the inspection and then why would they do this? Was the guy doing the inspection one of the Kennedys?

Give us some more details and cancel my trip to New England.


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Move to Texas and you won't have this type of government intervention.
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not enough "KEY Starts" i suspect....im betting his inspection is performed using
a connection to the OBDII connector, which verifies that the CEL can be switched on
and off (to prevent some old school disabling of the CEL light).

Theyre probably looking at the total number of key/start cycles since the memory
was cleared....so that owners cant clear the memory/OBDII codes just before they
come in for inspection.

still seems stupid to me, since they probably also wont identify how many key/start
cycles you are minimally required to have in memory.

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not enough "KEY Starts" i suspect....im betting his inspection is performed using
a connection to the OBDII connector, which verifies that the CEL can be switched on
and off (to prevent some old school disabling of the CEL light).

Theyre probably looking at the total number of key/start cycles since the memory
was cleared....so that owners cant clear the memory/OBDII codes just before they
come in for inspection.

still seems stupid to me, since they probably also wont identify how many key/start
cycles you are minimally required to have in memory.


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the "restarts since memory cleared" maxes out at 200 or so,
i cant imagine what minimum number your state inspection is looking for.

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Let me start by saying I am no expert on this.....

Are you sure they are not looking at the "EGR Readiness code" not being set?

I too am in Mass and just reverted to Stock for the inspection. When running Spartan 210 both the catalytic and EGR readiness codes were not set. Once I went back to stock, the EGR showed ready but the catalytic continued to show not ready (caused by no downstream O2 sensor?). Upon looking at the passing inspection report under emissions, it showed EGR passed, and Catalytic unavailable.

If they are looking at the EGR readiness (not pass or fail just not ready) as a criteria for ready to test, would they say to drive it more?

Also, I have been wondering if somone was running Spartan 150 or lower where the EGR is enabled would it show EGR ready. I plan on doing this test after I do the delete again so next year at inspection time I will know.
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the "drive it more" comes from the old days...before O2 Sensors were heated !

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