Date registered: Dec 2007
Vehicle: 1995 E420 / 2009 C350 / 2009 C350 / 1992 500SEL (sons) / 1992 190e-2.6 (wife's)
Location: San Jose, CA
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Good news! Had a successful appointment this morning at the CA- State Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) "Smog Check Referee" center.
I presented the car for inspection, including both the owners manual (stating no CEL on Federal models) and the page from the service manual electrical diagram also stating no CEL on Federal Models.
He said that they often do find little errors in the data in the Millers' and Motors' manuals that test stations use to lookup specifics of the smog test for each car. He said he would test, and if it passed emissions, then he will issue the certificate, as well as a footnote on the BAR test result page that can be used to show future test stations that the BAR agrees there is no CEL on this car, and that that is correct.
So the little $700 190 passed!! I've attached the emissions results just in case anyone is interested. First time for me adjusting Lambda on a CIS-E car. Just a couple more little bugs to fix:
- Heat continuously coming out of the side vents
- Re-Install the Outside Air Temp display (replaced the LCD)
- Right rear door does not open using the outside handle.
When I saw this car, other than the moss covering it from sitting under a tree, it seemed like it had really good bones - and for a change it was a good call on my part! Mama is excited to have it to drive shortly - she's currently driving the 10MPG Ford Excursion V10 family truck-ster to work and back.
Thanks for all of the help friends!