You went to a sucky place then. I've never had a problem with a single cat inspection on any of my cars.greensoup2 said:I passed pretty easily with a Random Tech 9000 series cat. I failed the visual inspection though. I was quite obviously using only 1 cat when two were required.
This isn't true. If your car came with two cats you need two cats on the car. I had a carb EO number. It was a street legal replacement cat. They looked up the rules and it said if your car came originally with two you are not allowed to replace them with only one.Bob said:If you are using an aftermarket cat that has a CARB E.O. number, and the tailpipe emissions are in range, then you should pass. Even though supra's came with 2 cats, you can still replace the system with a single cat (with E.O.). This is the case in CA, and the basic concept should be the same for the other 49 states. There are prohibitions on removing functional cats though, so make sure you have your story straight when you get your car inspected.
That's interesting, as I also have the Random single cat system on my car, and it passed inspection after I provided the tech with the EO number. Did the tech show you the rule that states that a 2 cat system must be repaired 2 for 2?This isn't true. If your car came with two cats you need two cats on the car. I had a carb EO number. It was a street legal replacement cat. They looked up the rules and it said if your car came originally with two you are not allowed to replace them with only one.
I went home and bolted up the second cat instead of the straight pipe. Passed easily the second time so it cost me $40 extra plus about 3 hours.boostin97TT said:So what was the outcome of the failed visual inspection? I have the Random setup too....