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Hey guys, If you havent already checked out my post in the probetalk probe lounge, check it out. its called "I AM KEEPING THE VEILSIDE PROBE!"


Im moving to Irvine in two weeks and bringing my car with me. I really need to find a trustworthy mechanic that's in Irvine to do all my work... I was wondering if you guys could direct me to a good shop.

I am also curious how many probe owners there are in Irvine, I would love to meet up with you and chat for a bit.

Can someone also tell me what the california state emissions standards are and what things they test?

In vancouver they test two things, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.

for hydrocarbons the max allowable is 107, and for carbon monoxide the max allowable is .81.

they do an IDLE test here.

Could someone check their emissions paper and tell me if irvine is more or less stricter than vancouver BC? and how often do you have to go for the test? Here it is once a year.

Thanks very much, I need to know ASAP.

-aaron
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nylie: okay..NOT GOOD.

basically im pretty sure I can use my insurance for up to 6 months in the states. I checked up on it already. but after 6 months im considered a permanent resident and I must get my car insured in the states.

I am hoping that within the 6 months I have on my canadian insurance, ill figure out a way to make my car california emissions safe.

Do you guys know any good mechanics that can help me out in Irvine?

My mechanic raises the timing of my engine to pass emmisions test here, then he puts it back to normal after.
I just need to find someone that can do this for me in Cali, that I can trust.

I have a question tho...
is just passing cali requirements good enough, or do I need to actually fit my car with new cats and sensors and all that crap to pass?

thanks a lot !

-aaron
 

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thank you very much nylie... I checked out the site, turns out I need to get my USA license within TEN DAYS! i thot i had 6 months! that sucks

ill call them tommorow to see what the emmission standards are..thank you very much again!
 

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Ill try to make it!

Do you guys have any online maps of the south cali area?

I would really like to know if sandiego, santa monica, longbeach, sunnyvale, montery, ponoma... all these places are close to where im living...

im going to be living right near the airport in IRVINE...

any maps? =)

thanks!
 

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l dawg >> AWESOME. thanks man, I really need to make some connections, car wise. Could you get me the Name and Phone# of the place? ill probably go down there as soon as i get in town.

thanks again bud, if you guys ever need any favors dont hesitate to ask!

Im gonna be working for BLIZZARD entertainment...they make starcraft, warcraft, diablo... maybe I can hook you up with a game or something =)



-aaron
 

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Chris! sweet... you live super close to me... my first california friend... haha

Hopefully you'll have time to hang out and show me around... check out the spots where the hunnies hang out =)

And that is so awesome you can show me a mechanic that can help me pass smog check..i feel so much better now.. all my worries are at ease.

gimme an email
[email protected]

and ill give ya a call when im in town...

thanks again

-Aaron
 

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got balls : excellent, thanks very much... now I am 100% comfortable with bringing my car down! im looking forward to this all and meeting you guys..ill see ya in around two weeks!

lata!

-Aaron
 

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chris > awesome man, thanks for looking out! so ive got the smog covered, roads are nice, im raising my car so i should have enough clearance..ive insured my car for 6 months here, and its good for the states, so i have 6 months to find a good place to insure my car in the USA, everything is taken care of! =)

see ya soon guys!


im flying down on the 7th of august, till the 10th of august..just to find my apartment in irvine.

blizzard is right by the john wayne airport...about 5-10 minutes away drive.

Do you guys know any good apartments around that area?

thanks, see ya soon

-aaron
 

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hey guys, i just got back from my 3 day trip to cali...i found my apartment in irvine, i live very close to UNIVERSITY of IRVINE... its very nice in cali, i love it!

im driving down with my stuff for good on the 16th of august so ill message you guys when im down there and we can meet up!

see ya soon, aaron
 
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