storm said:don't you guys know of any "special" shops that will pass you? I know a few years ago, there were a few shops that would basically pass you for a fee, the transaction would usually go like:
Car Owner: I need to have my car e-tested and I need it to pass, here's my "failed" report
Shop: Sure, we can take care of it, $150, come back in two hours
Car Owner: Can I wait here
Shop: It would be better if you're not around while we test it
I knew a few buddies with mods who'd get their cars passed that way, and I did it when one of my cars was older/dying. The two places I knew of that used to do that aren't around anymore, but i'm sure there are still some left in the city.
They do exist though, when I was in TO, I had lots of friend with mods. They'd know which shops could "hook them up". Usually you had to know people at the shop, or come with a friend that knew them. I'm not condoning the shop's activities, just saying that they do exist. They probably do just put someone else's car on there. As far as the cost of the equipment, if you lose your drive-clean testing license, i'm sure you could sell the equipment to another shop.digger08 said:Drive clean computers are directly linked into Gov't controlled sites. The computers are tamper proof units. Only way to do what you propose is to basically use someone elses car with your VIN number ? Penialties and fines to the service providers for tampering are very strict. They also have a task force that uses random inspections and mystery shoppers to test accredited facilities. Its very unlikely that there is "any" shops that will comply with illegal activities, as they can lose their liscense. Seems like alot to lose, after spending $100,000 on equipment.
But good luck finding one......