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Old 28th May 2019, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do European emissions tests work?

Hey everyone! I was curious on how the emissions testings work in Europe? I have heard some areas in Europe are very strict with emissions from vehicles like in France.

In a state like California (which is known as the strictest emissions state in the US) they connect their computers to the OBDII (California made OBDIIs and OBDIs since they were the first state to create emissions testings) port and check everything. Most of the car scene in California consists of stock cars (performance wise) with exterior/interior modifications and very rarely an aftermarket exhaust (worst car scene in the whole US, I agree). I've watched videos of a guy named Adam who is from the UK and films cars exiting car shows and it seems that almost every car there is modified. I thought the whole of Europe was strict like California and don't allow this?

Or does it really depend on the country like in America with different states? On a side note, I wish America had the same style plates like Europe has! So sexy and I always love seeing them on nice cars whenever I visit my family back in Europe.
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All new cars sold in Europe after September 2015 have to pass Euro 6 emissions regulations which is simply a limit on exhaust emissions such as CO2 NOx particulate matter etc.

All car manufactures have to certify the engine passes these regulations before it can be sold.

After they are sold we just have to MOT the car once a year, the emissions test consists of putting an exhaust probe in the exhaust which reads the exhaust emissions. However people with decatted downpipes need a friendly MOT’er to fudge the results


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All new cars sold in Europe after September 2015 have to pass Euro 6 emissions regulations which is simply a limit on exhaust emissions such as CO2 NOx particulate matter etc.

All car manufactures have to certify the engine passes these regulations before it can be sold.

After they are sold we just have to MOT the car once a year, the emissions test consists of putting an exhaust probe in the exhaust which reads the exhaust emissions. However people with decatted downpipes need a friendly MOT’er to fudge the results


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Oh, so basically a sniffer test? That's so much easier than what they do in California. Do they check for the check engine lights as well? If a sensor is broken or faulty the smog stations fail you in California. They just banned aftermarket exhaust systems in California and if you are caught with it you get an automatic $1000 USD fine. Some new cars that come with loud exhausts have been ticketed too even though their exhaust came like that from the factory. They even do smog check points where they make traffic stop and have certain cars do emissions test. This stuff makes my blood boil, people are just becoming more and more pussified.
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