Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Zealand
15,000 posts 0of0! Surely that deserves a congratulation. Where is Sao Tome, anyway?
I wonder if the 156 V6 in question has just been imported?
If not, to me it sounds very unlikely that a previously-registered car would have to meet a newer standard than what applied to the car when new (I can't think of any country that enforces 'upgrades' to existing vehicles). And as 0of0 said, emissions testing can be done without an EOBD connection - by a tailpipe probe test - so perhaps there is a misunderstanding.
Perhaps someone is trying to apply the wrong test or trying to register the vehicle as 'new' by mistake. Or perhaps the vehicle needs diagnosing/repairing to meet the required standard, but that diagnosis/repair needs to be done by an Alfa Romeo agent that has the Examiner. For that matter, won't the Examiner count as an EOBD test - so perhaps the agent can do the certification/registration?
'00 GTV V6, '08 FIAT 500, shell and parts for a '71 FIAT 850 Coupe
Last edited by alexGS; 13-05-10 at 12:28.