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California Diesel Vehicle Smog Check Information

There seems to be a lot of questions about California’s NEW Smog Checks for Diesel Vehicles. Here is what we know…

Back in 2007, Assembly Bill 1488, was approved. Assembly Bill 1488 requires the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to include in the Smog Check Program, by January 2010, Diesel-fueled (Diesel) vehicles meeting certain model year (1998 and newer) and vehicle weight range criteria (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 14,000 pounds.)

This legislation requires the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to work with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to create the diesel vehicle test procedures, and requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to work with the ARB to identify vehicles for inspection.

At a minimum, Assembly Bill 1488 requires that 1998 and newer vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 14,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating be included in the Smog Check Program.

The bill indicates that the test will, at a minimum, consist of visual checks of the Emission Control Systems (ECS), and an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) test. In addition, Assembly Bill 1870, requires a visible smoke test.  All of these tests are currently performed on gasoline vehicles. However, there are minor differences for Diesel Vehicles.

A portion of the diesel visual test is checking for non-California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved emission related aftermarket parts. In general, Modified and Add-on parts require CARB Exemption through an Executive Order (EO).

“Modified part” means any aftermarket part intended to replace an original equipment emission-related part which is not functionally identical to the original equipment part in all respects which in any way affect emissions, excluding consolidated parts. Examples include: aftermarket performance engine control unit reprogrammers, fuel injection components, and turbochargers.

“Add-on part” means aftermarket parts which is not modified part or a replacement part. For the purposes of a Smog Check inspection, add-on parts that could adversely affect the effectiveness of the vehicle’s emission control must have a CARB Exemption. Examples include: Inline programmers, nitrous oxide kits, and propane kits.

It is estimated that approximately 540,000 diesel vehicles will be registered in California and subject to this program in calendar year 2010. Department of Motor Vehicles will begin sending notifications in January 2010 to registered owners of diesel vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) ending in even numbers, and the Vehicle Identification Numbers ending in odd numbers will be sent the following year beginning in January 2011.

Please Note: Orange County Diesel does not provide SMOG services, we are simply providing INFORMATION ONLY. This information is provided by Bureau of Automotive Repair as of 12/24/2009.

Banks OttoMind Programmer

Announcing the last word in programmers for 1999 to 2007 Ford Powerstroke Diesel Vehicle. The Banks OttoMind Programmer comes with pre-loaded power for your 7.3L or 6.0L diesel. With three handy levels available in one programmer, towing, street, or performance setting, you will personally be able to set the exact kind of performance that you want from your Ford Pickup right out of the box!

Features:

  • The latest in Handheld Flash Tech
  • Pre-loaded with real Banks Dyno-proved Tuning Files
  • Instantly Check and Clears OBDII Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Full Speed Limiter Adjustment Capabilities
  • Built-in On-screen Real-time Data
  • Three Complete Custom Tunes for 7.3L: Tow= 40hp; Street= 90hp; Performance= 110hp
  • Three Complete Custom Tunes for 6.0L: Tow= 50hp; Street= 100hp; Performance= 120hp
  • OEM Factory PCM Tune Data Back-up for Quick and Trouble-free Return to Stock Settings
  • And Best of All… There’s Legendary Banks Engineering and Quality Throughout!

Now Loading… Here’s a hot and handy new way to get the latest in pre-loaded, pre-programmed power from the most trusted name in engineered engine efficiency… BANKS! Its calibrations were developed with power and increased MPG in mind. The OttoMind can also display a host of critical engine functions and provides service technician diagnostic capabilities with its ability to scan and clear vehicle trouble codes.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Banks OttoMind Programmer. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Banks OttoMind Programmer, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MEGA MUDFLAPS

Protect your toys with MEGA MUDFLAPS from Andersen Mfg.

Mega Mudflaps attach quickly and easily to almost any 2 inch ball mount shank. But maybe you don’t want Permanent Mudflaps messing up the look of your ride. No worries, Mega Mudflaps from Andersen Mfg. can be removed simply, by pulling the pin on your ball mount.

MEGA MUDFLAP FEATURES:

  • 2- 24 inch x 24 inch thick rubber flaps
  • Light weight, but tough aluminum cross member
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Maximum width is 76 inch
  • Easily removes in seconds
  • Optional adapter fitted for the 10 inch drop Rapid Hitch
  • Made in the USA

The Mega Mudflaps are built strong! Ice and snow, wind, and regular road debris will bounce right off it. The aluminum cross member is light and all kinds of tough! The flaps are 24 inches square, totally adjustable and made of heavy duty rubber.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MEGA MUDFLAPS. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying MEGA MUDFLAPS, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Edge Evolution CTS Diesel Gauge

Edge Evolution CTS Diesel Gauge EP85200 was ALSO once only available for GM Duramax. But Edge has announced that the Edge Evolution CTS Diesel Gauge is now compatible with Ford Powerstroke too!

  • 1994-2009 Ford Powerstroke 7.3L/6.0L/6.4L
  • 2006-2010 GM Duramax 6.6L: LB7 – LLY – LBZ – LMM

Edge Evolution CTS Features:

  • Full-color, High-resolution, 4.3 inch Touch Screen.
  • Multiple Power Levels for Mileage, Towing and Performance.
  • One Part Number for Diesel Vehicles for ALL OEM Applications (as they become Available).
  • Video-in Port that Connects to Edge Backup Camera, DVD Player or Any Other Compatible Camera.
  • Compatible with Optional EGT Pyrometer for Engine Protection.
  • Compatible with Optional Edge Accessory System (EAS) to Allow Users to Connect Multiple, Additional Accessories.
  • Includes Light Sensitivity Meter to Dim Screen as Ambient Light Decreases.
  • Internet Updateable (Cable Included).
  • Displays and Clears Diagnostic Trouble Codes.
  • Displays Alerts and Records such as RPM, MPH and EGT.
  • 0-60 and Quarter-Mile Performance Test with Drag-strip, Christmas-tree Lighting (Graphs Speed and Time on Screen).
  • Displays up to 8 parameters at a time in Digital Display Mode.
  • Monitors and Displays Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Status on NEW Emission Diesel Trucks
  • Ships with a Universal Suction Cup Mount from Arkon, the Leader in Device-Mounting Solutions.
  • Compatible with All Edge Custom Dash Pods and Pillar Mounts (Sold Separately).

The Evolution CTS in-cab monitor and digital gauge display is a full-color, high-resolution 4.3 inch touch screen device. The CTS has all the features of a CS but also comes equipped with a video-in port allowing users to connect to Edges state-of-the-art back-up camera (sold separately including night vision and locking license plate mount) or any compatible off-the-shelf backup camera or video source.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Edge Evolution CTS Diesel Gauge EP85200s. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Edge Evolution CTS Diesel Gauge EP85200, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Edge Evolution CS Diesel Gauge

Edge Evolution CS Diesel Gauge EP85100 was once only available for GM Duramax. But Edge has announced that the Edge Evolution is now compatible with Ford Powerstroke too!

EP85100:

  • 1994-2009 Ford Powerstroke 7.3L/6.0L/6.4L
  • 2006-2010 GM Duramax 6.6L : LB7 – LLY – LBZ – LMM

Evolution CS Diesel Gauge Features:

  • Full-color, High-resolution, Button-controlled 2.4 inch Screen.
  • Multiple Power Levels for Mileage, Towing and Performance.
  • One part number for Diesel Vehicles for ALL OEM Applications (as they become Available).
  • Compatible with Optional EGT Pyrometer for Engine Protection.
  • Compatible with Optional Edge Accessory System (EAS) to Allow Users to
  • Connect Multiple, Additional Accessories.
  • Includes Light Sensitivity Meter to Dim Screen as Ambient Light Decreases.
  • Internet Update-able (Cable Included).
  • Displays and clears Diagnostic Trouble Codes.
  • Displays Alerts and Records such as RPM, MPH and EGT.
  • 0-60 and Quarter-Mile performance test with drag-strip, Christmas-tree lighting (graphs speed and time on screen).
  • Displays up to 8 parameters at a time in digital display mode.
  • Monitors and displays Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) status on new emission diesel trucks.
  • Ships with a universal suction cup mount from Arkon, the leader in device-mounting solutions.
  • Compatible with all Edge custom dash pods and pillar mounts (sold separately).

The Evolution CS  in-cab controller, monitor and digital gauge display features a full-color, high-resolution 2.4-inch, button-controlled screen.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Edge Evolution CS Diesel Gauge EP85100. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Edge Evolution CS Diesel Gauge EP85100, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MBRP 7 and 8 inch Stacks

MBRP Stacks has just added 7 inch and 8 inch Stacks to their extremely popular Black Series. These handcrafted heavy gauge Aluminized Steel Stacks are Coated in High Heat Black Coating for a Stealthy Look that will last a long time!!

Give your truck the diesel drag racer’s edge with these Black Aluminized stacks. These pipes look great in pairs on a dual Smokers system or by themselves. Precision cut and mirror polished to perfection, nothing shows off the power and performance of your ride better.

Stack Features:

  • 7 inch or 8 inch Diameters
  • 5 inch inlet
  • Heavy Gauge Aluminized Steel
  • High Heat Black Coating
  • 36 inch length, angled cut
  • 3 year Warranty on Stack, 1 year Warranty on Coating

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP Stacks. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying MBRP Stacks, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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GM MidShip Replacement Fuel Tank


Transfer Flow’s  GM MidShip Replacement Fuel Tank for (2001-2010) fits the following applications:

  • 01-04 (LB7 Only) GM 6.6L Duramax 2500/3500HD Short Bed/Crew Cab & Extended Cab
  • 04-10 (LLY,LBZ & LMM Only) GM 6.6L Duramax 2500/3500HD Short Bed/Crew Cab & Extended Cab

MidShip Replacement Fuel Tank Features:

  • Made from 12 and 14 Gauge Aluminized Steel
  • Mounts Inside Frame Rails
  • Tanks are Baffled to Reduce Fuel Sloshing
  • Available for Diesel Pickups
  • 45 & 56 Gallon Tanks Hang Down 1 inch below the lowest part of the frame rail.
  • Complete Fuel Tank System.
  • Fuel Tank Available for Truck with 6.5ft – Short Beds; 8ft – Long Beds
  • Optional Fast-Fill Fillneck Kit Available
  • 3 year/60,000 mile Warranty.
  • Meets all federal and state emissions regulations

The replacement fuel tank systems come with all parts needed for installation, including straps and mounting hardware. The fuel tanks are made from 12 and 14-guage aluminized steel for superior rust resistance and strength. Each fuel tank is baffled to reduce fuel sloshing, and is powder coated black for a durable finish.

These systems come with Transfer Flow’s 3 year/60,000 mile warranty.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Transfer Flow’s  GM MidShip Replacement Fuel Tank. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Transfer Flow’s  GM MidShip Replacement Fuel Tank, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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