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Getting your Fiero inspected (if applicable) by busa_powered
Started on: 06-29-2017 11:39 PM
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So my Fiero is antiqued in Texas so I don't require inspections anymore, I did initially upon buying it.

Anyway, the inspection place always seems to enjoy my cars, they inspected my Fiero with no Cats on it and passed it.

I took my supercharged Miata to get inspected, it has a header as well as gutted cats and no muffler.

Guy was revving it and driving it around the shop, longer than I thought it should lol

guy rings me up and comments he likes the setup I have on my car.


Although I don't miss the state inspection on the fiero, it was a way to get some questions and complements and laughs about the car, thinking the engine is in the front haha

Anyone else have fun with state inspections?
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Anyone else have fun with state inspections?


Uh No.

I dreaded it with every fiber of my existence. All the usual reason like they can't figure out how to open the trunk, which end of the car is the engine located. Or my favorite, when they smoke the clutch by starting in 5th gear on the dyno. Nope don't miss that one bit.

As Texas is one of only 16 states that require safety inspections, (not even California requires one) there is a bill kicking around in the state legislature to eliminate safety inspections. Probably won't pass but would save us $7 and the hassle every year.
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I took my trailer in for inspection and it's a joke. Window tint is actually a criteria for an open bed trailer. But for $7 I swear they never even looked at it. Just wrote me up and sent me on my way.
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Well, if the bill passes we won`t have to worry about any inspection after next March.
There won`t be a safety inspection and since our cars are exempt from emission testing there will be nothing.
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Originally posted by jscott1:


Uh No.

I dreaded it with every fiber of my existence. All the usual reason like they can't figure out how to open the trunk, which end of the car is the engine located. Or my favorite, when they smoke the clutch by starting in 5th gear on the dyno. Nope don't miss that one bit.

As Texas is one of only 16 states that require safety inspections, (not even California requires one) there is a bill kicking around in the state legislature to eliminate safety inspections. Probably won't pass but would save us $7 and the hassle every year.


They are doing dyno testing as part of the inspection in Houston? I lived in Houston up until 2002, and am in Dallas now and haven't heard of that going on in Houston.

The not knowing where the engine is part of the fun of owning a fiero.

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All Fieros are exempt from emissions testing in Texas at this point. But I had to do it up until 2013.

From what I understand about the Texas Legislature the bill to remove safety inspections is effectively dead. Unless the Governor declares a special session to meet specifically on this topic they will have to start over with a new bill in January 2019 when the next session starts.

http://asashop.org/texas-bi...ection-program-dies/

But there is hope, the original bill's author is asking the governor to add this to a special session.

https://www.texastribune.or...spection-every-year/

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In Virginia it is more of an annoyance.

We have to get them every year, and they're a real breadwinner for the state because the VA State Police write a ton of tickets every year for them.

The problem is that there are a ton of cars and very few inspection stations, so it's normally a 2-3 hour affair.

It's also hard to find an honest inspection station. Everything is left to the mechanic's discretion, and there's some serious conflict of interest.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

All Fieros are exempt from emissions testing in Texas at this point. But I had to do it up until 2013.

From what I understand about the Texas Legislature the bill to remove safety inspections is effectively dead. Unless the Governor declares a special session to meet specifically on this topic they will have to start over with a new bill in January 2019 when the next session starts.

http://asashop.org/texas-bi...ection-program-dies/

But there is hope, the original bill's author is asking the governor to add this to a special session.

https://www.texastribune.or...spection-every-year/



Yea, I wondered about that. I looked on the gov site to see what stage the bill was in and it was updated May 19th and just said bill sent to calendars whatever that means. Obviously, if the house doesn`t vote on it, then it just dies.
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When I brought my Fiero up from the U.S. it had to have a safety inspection.

When I took it in, they failed me because the rubber liner around the trunk had a splice in it. When I inquired as to why that should make it fail, they told me: The seal must be solid so that no fumes get into the trunk as it could then make its way into the seating area and kill the person that was driving.

Of course I started to laugh out loud at this. The guy became offended and asked what my problem was. I told him he didn't know what kind of car he was dealing with. he said of course he did. Well then, I said, the only person this would kill is the hostage I have tied up in the trunk. I then went on to explain where the trunk was in relation to the rest of the car. I also said that I would be more than happy to explain it to his supervisor.

After my explanation and him looking rather dejected and embarassed, he passed my car.
Wow, good times.
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