Well after a few hours of fiddling around undoing and checking all noticeable electrical connections and filling each with dilectric grease after checking to see each one was like the day it came from the factory.....we tested the system once again....no codes tripped even. Buddy said to drive it for a few hundred Kms and see if it trips the code again, if not the computer will reset to normal and alls well. The distance from my house to the shop wasn't enough to reset the computer I'm guessing after the battery and other parts I installed were replaced. But as I was driving home that magical distance must have been reached.
The kicker is.....I have to have reciepts for the work done by a licienced shop to get the retest price!! WTF??? I had a licienced mechanic check the vehicle on his own time etc.....but because they are demanding a shop's reciept and new parts etc shown as being replaced etc...I have to pay full pop for the test!!!
I am a semi reasonable person if given some respect, but ****!! What happened to allowing the owner of the vehicle to fix their own vehicle if they are capable? If it isn't fixed as it should be, their tes should easily point it out as a fail...no!!!! This is purely a money grab and this shop will not get any of my money from now on.....if I have to pay full pop I will not be giving it to them at all costs!
So today's job is to drive a few hundred kms to reset the computer and see what happens, then monday I ask a question and if they demand full pop, I'll go elsewhere to get a new test done.
I have found out that there is no way to fix this test in your favor, they can't fix it and you can't trick it.......so the only way for them to get more money from you is to do what they tried to do......Give the $150 to stick it on their tester or scanner and get them to tell me exactly what the internet has already told me, plus what my buddies scanner told us.
He also said that if that check engine or service engine soon light is on at any point during the emmission test it's an instant fail. Even if you unplug the light the computer will tell them what code is tripped and it's a fail, so you may as well get it right before you even go. Don't do what I used to do, cover the light over with tape so you can't see it any more. The old test when they used rollers and a tail pipe sniffer didn't care about that light, it went strictly on what came out of the tail pipe. All our vehicles pssed even if the light came on. NOW, it's a totally different testing system and there is no way to get past it. Period!
Time to move further north where they do not test!
If they are going to test vehicles it should be all of the provingce not just the heavily populated areas! Is this even legal to force some to test and other not have to!....again ****!!!
I live so close to the border of low insurance rates and no testing that it really burns my ass!
Thanks for all the help guys and I'll keep you informed.......