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lamegti 05-21-2011 03:07 PM

Did not pass Texas State Inspection...please help.
Hi Guys...Just returned from a state inspection but they were unable to issue the new sticker because some tests couldn't be performed. I've tried searching but the terms that they have on the results sheet weren't yielding any responses. No check engine light...just no output for the specific tests. Here are the results of the "Readiness Test Status".

Misfire Status = Complete
Fuel Status = Complete
Comprehensive Status = Complete
Catalyst Status = Not Complete
Heated Catalyst Status = Not Available
Evaporative Status = Not Complete
Secondary Air Status = Not Available
AC Status = Not Available
Oxygen Status = Not Complete
Oxygen Heater Status = Not Complete
EGR Status = Not Available

From his explanation, I gather that the ones that are causing me to fail the test are the ones that have a "Not Complete" status because the "state computer" is not able to get an output from the car. The car has an open source tune and this is the first inspection after the I'm thinking that this might have something to do with it. Tuner is closed today so I'll try them on MOnday....but I thought I'd just post the question up here, with the hope that I'm not the first to experience this problem.

The car is a 5eat 2006 LGT. Mods are an SPT cone air filter and tune. Last time I had touched the car at all (ie: oil change, disconnected battery if I did...etc) was at least 1000 miles ago. Again, no check engine light and no rough idle. Car goes when you tell it to...or in other words, I can't tell if there were a problem with the car at all. Is it possible that the items with the "Not Complete" indication have been disabled during the tune? Any input is greatly appreciated.


lamegti 05-22-2011 07:51 AM

anyone? :(

ehsnils 05-22-2011 08:09 AM

You need to contact the tuner, but if the inspection station can't read data it may be that their equipment for some reason doesn't agree with the ECU of your car. That means that if you go to a different inspection station you may get through.

BigBad 05-22-2011 08:36 AM

How long has it been since you had the tune done? More importantly how many miles have you put on it since that tune? If the tune was done or modified recently you may need to put at least 100 miles or so on it so it resets the readiness codes for a retest.

06_legacygt 05-22-2011 09:28 AM

i can't speak for other states but in jersey if they have a problem interfacing with any OBD2 computer they perform a OBD1 style test which is a sniff test. I know of at least 3 people this has happened too....none of which owned subarus how ever

dr_sharp 05-22-2011 10:05 AM

Take it to a less legitimate inspection location. In San Antonio, they've never plugged in OBD2 at any of the places I've stopped at. They just kick the tires and make sure all your lights work.

Brian-B 05-22-2011 05:28 PM

I'm in Dallas and they do use the OBD2 port. I have a code reader I use that shows if sensors or ready or not and they will fail it if it isn't. But it should only be an issue if someone reset the computer recently...

HDTurbo 05-22-2011 05:45 PM

I had to drive my tuned vehicle ~50 miles after loading the map (I swap between LGTs) to achieve "code soak" to pass the connection-inspection. Same deal if you had disconnected the battery I was told by my friend the mechanic/inspection agent.....and make sure you gas cap is at least 3 clicks shut!

bnguyenbb6 05-22-2011 05:50 PM

Not complete/not available is usually just like HDturbo said. You just need to drive the car.

<- goes to "less legit" places, always pass. even with no cats and some stuff VTA lol

dr_sharp 05-22-2011 05:58 PM

Where do you guys go for inspection? I've always gone to the box shaped state funded inspection places and they always seem to be the ones that care the least about mods.

planelazy 05-22-2011 06:35 PM

Those are usually the ones I went to when I lived in San Antonio.. I only failed once, because of a hole in the muffler.

dr_sharp 05-22-2011 07:36 PM

Lets not worry about inspections anymore...

Lets talk about planelazy's avatar...

rao 05-23-2011 04:22 AM

The problem you are having is that the readiness codes are not set. If the ECU has been reset they take about 50 miles for the readiness tests to be run.

If the ECU has not been reset recently, then the odds are that your tuner made an error (actually several of them) which caused the readiness tests not to be run. The readiness codes are part of any OBD II test.

lamegti 05-23-2011 05:32 AM

Thanks for the replies. I don't recall when I last disconnected the battery, but its got to be at least 1000 miles ago. I was going to try a different workshop, but then I thought again, I've been doing my inspections at this same place for the last 2 years. I guess its time to call the tuner.

Dr_Sharp, I thought they had to put it through the state funded inspection box to get approval to issue the sticker? I hope I don't have to drive to San Antonio...but even if I did, I don't think they'd be able to inspect it there. I believe inspections have got to be done within the same county....

rao 05-23-2011 05:59 AM

If you post your tune, some of the rocket scientist on here should be able to easily fix it. The tune itself isn't bad, it is the way that the CELs were disabled.

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