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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: London, ON, Canada
The intial test is $35, and if you fail, it costs $17.50 to retest, 2 more tries allowed. You need at least a conditional pass (eg paying the $450) to renew your stickers ($74), and a real pass to register a vehicle after a transfer by sale.
The test is supposed to take about 30 minutes, but it's not uncommon for the testers to rush the test - it's expensive to set up shop to do testing, so the more tests they can do the better.
I was finding with my 89 that the idle speed on the test was much higher then the normal idle speed. My one test, the truck sounded like a small block with a cam, and was running at about 400rpm at idle, but on the idle portion of my test, the idle speed used was more like 830rpm. I have a feeling that the one shop I had gone to, they do the drive test, and don't wait for the engine to stabilize to a normal idle before pulling the idle test, which of course causes my truck to fail.
As for specs, apparently it's like your program, the emissions standards set for the make/model of the car the year it was manufactured.
No one from Cali. on here?
'69 Impala 327 Custom