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#1 duncanm

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:11 PM

Well this is weird.

 

My car's not particularly noisy.. I would say its very subtle, and would venture that it would probably even pass an exhaust noise test.

 

I just received a warning in the mail from the EPA saying a 'member of the public' lodged a noisy exhaust report on me.

 

They've given time and place - I would have been driving home from work in moderate traffic. 3-lane 70km/h major route. I rarely hoon, and definitely wasn't at that time.

 

Did I inadvertently piss someone off in traffic who took a dislike to me, or is it more likely to be a copper?



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

Probably pissed someone off. Cops would just pull you over id think


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:52 AM

Considering there was moderate traffic and you weren't the only person on the road at the time, someone just has no life. Did you cut anyone off or give anyone a reason to get back at you for something? That's the only thing I can think of...


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:35 AM

Balls! I didn’t know the public could do that.

I bet that person that called you out has zero responsibility if you’re in the clear.

I assume you need to pay for and attend a testing session - then a fine if you don’t pass?

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Probably pissed someone off. Cops would just pull you over id think

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from your mods "MRT stainless 3" turbo back w/ divorced wastegate dumps." compared to modern cars that be loud. Especially early morning or night

 

Balls! I didn’t know the public could do that.

I bet that person that called you out has zero responsibility if you’re in the clear.

I assume you need to pay for and attend a testing session - then a fine if you don’t pass?

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Yep they can, I did that to some tool in the area with a modified Harley. EPA defect 1 and then Highway patrol defect 2, big fine second time around. But the F360 that set off all the car alarms, that was fine music to my ears.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:23 PM

Balls! I didn’t know the public could do that.

I bet that person that called you out has zero responsibility if you’re in the clear.

I assume you need to pay for and attend a testing session - then a fine if you don’t pass?

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fortunately - no, its just a warning at this point. Some crap about if another complaint is made, then we'll pull you in, yada yada.

 

All I can think of is someone got pissed at me in traffic, maybe I cut them off or something?  But I'm pretty laid back during the commute... no reason to get worked up about all the usual bullshit and blockages that goes on.

 

.. and its hardly as if the car screams hoon. It's a bog-standard looking outback with a stock-subtle  B4 hood scoop and a bit of a shiny exhaust tucked well under the bumper.  No big fart cannon hanging out like a whores drawers.

 

 

from your mods "MRT stainless 3" turbo back w/ divorced wastegate dumps." compared to modern cars that be loud. Especially early morning or night

 

 

yes - its got a bit of a burble.. but in near-peak traffic, who is going to be annoyed by it?

 

Must just be someone without a life.






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