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Emissions testing in Missouri...

Discussion in 'South West' started by Combatspace90, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Combatspace90

    Combatspace90 FEOA Member

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    I'm doing some modifications to my '03 ZX2, and because I will be taking my car with me to Mizzou, I want to know how strict the emissions testing is in MO. Does it go as far as a visual inspection, or it simply a tailpipe test?

    Thanks in advance!

    ~Combat
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    I' don't know about MO, but in NC you have to pass a visual test and the emisions part of the test is not a tail pipe test, they hook up a machine to the OBD II connector which checks the ECU for any stored codes and also checks to make sure all the systems are ready for emisions testing. So if your CEL is on you can't just disconnect the battery and then go get it inspected, because the ECU won't show that all the systems are reset and ready for testing. I'd be very careful about what all I did until I talked to an inspector in MO and found out exactly how their testing is done.
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    Thats exactly why I posted here. I am indeed worried about a visual inspection, but I don't plan on breaking OBDII regulations...

    It's time like these that I'm glad I didn't apply to tarheel territory...
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    its obd2 test, check engine light on fail..... emissions related codes fail..... obd monitors not run fail..... your car can only have 1 monitor that hasnt run, and it cant be the catalyst monitor
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    Well, i checked the testing regulations in the county I'll be staying in, and there are no emissions testing at all.

    Because i will be going to school in Boone County, MO...
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    yeah but where is your car registered? its not like your gonna reregister your car at your school residence.
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    You will leave your car registered in the state of your permanent address if you are just a student in that state, unless you want to set up permanent residence and pay to have the title transfered to MO, buy a MO tag, and pay MO taxes. If you have a permanent address you can use where you are now that would probably be the cheapest way out and also legal.
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    well even withing a state to change to a no test county.....
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    I will be applying for Missouri residency when I get there since it will be cheaper for tuition and all that. Mizzou has a program where you can apply for residency and they will convert your "out of state" tuition to "in-state" which will save my parents plenty of money...making them more inclined to pay for the title, tags, and registration changes as well...

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