Specifically, "Test Only" Smog inspection stations are not allowed to offer any repair advice unless asked. "Test and Repair" locations are. Conceived as a way to make sure that people don't get pressured into unnecessary services for the bi-annual smog check, but has unintended consequences, like always.I thought you said "not allowed to", which, to me, implies a rule from above him in the food chain. If it's only his attitude preventing him, then I apologize to Gavin & the gang.
Well, if you have until April, I assume you'll have your OBDII device long before then. If you don't like the attitude of the shop owner, why give him another dime, discounted or not?April, I want to get it done. That shop owner is not a friendly person.
I'm taking a survey.Take a look at the drive cycle described here and see if any of the conditions listed that you don't see under your normal driving conditions.
HOW TO PERFORM A HONDA ODYSSEY DRIVE CYCLE
Thanks, I'll try it out.Take a look at the drive cycle described here and see if any of the conditions listed that you don't see under your normal driving conditions.
(RESOLVED - Click To View) Hello, I can't get my Honda Odysses to pass the smog check. The readiness flags (emission monitors) are not complete. I've driven my Honda for a few days now and it still won't cycle through to get it to pass the smog. The emissions are ok, it just doesn't complete the...www.smogtips.com
HOW TO PERFORM A HONDA ODYSSEY DRIVE CYCLE
The following is a Honda OBDII Drive Cycle Pattern. (Obey all traffic laws while performing drive cycles. Perform acceleration steps only on highways)
COLD START: Begin from Cold Start, and ignition in OFF position for at least 1 hour. Insure your Honda’s fuel tank is between 1/4 and 3/4 full and engine coolant temperature must be below 122°F and within 11°F of the ambient air temperature. Do not leave the key on prior to the cold start or the heated oxygen sensor diagnostic may not run.
IDLE TIME: Run your Honda’s engine (do not drive) for 2 1/2 minutes with the air conditioner on and rear defroster on. During this period the ECU will be running the Oxygen Sensor Heater self-test, Air Injection System Passive Air test, EVAP Purge "No Flow" test, Misfire Detection.
ACCELERATE: Turn off the air conditioner and rear defroster and begin driving. As soon as possible apply half throttle until 55mph is reached. The ECU will now run self-tests on the Misfire Detection, Fuel Trim, and EVAP Purge Flow.
HOLD STEADY: Now hold your vehicle speed steady at 55mph for three minutes. During this time the Oxygen Sensor O2 response, Air Intrusive (AIS System), EGR Flow, Purge Valve, Misfire Detection, and Fuel Trim diagnostics will be performed.
DECELERATE: During this step you want to slowly let off the accelerator pedal. Do not brake or shift your Honda in order to slow down. It is important to let the vehicle coast along gradually slowing down to 20 mph. The ECU will once again self-test the EGR System, EVAP Purge System and Long Term Fuel Trims.
ACCELERATE: Go ahead and accelerate again at 3/4 throttle until 55-60mph is reached. This will perform the same self tests as during the first acceleration step.
HOLD STEADY: Hold steady speed once again. This time at 55mph for five minutes. During this time, in addition to running the self-tests as during the first HOLD STEADY step, the ECU will perform the catalyst monitor diagnostics. If the catalyst (Catalytic Converter) is marginal or the battery has been disconnected, it may take 5 complete driving cycles to determine the state of the catalyst,or in order to Complete the CAT Monitor.
DECELERATE: This will perform the same diagnostics as in the first Deceleration. Remember not to press your Honda’s brake or shift gears during deceleration.
This should complete the drive cycle on your Honda Odyssey. To ensure all monitors are complete use a scan tool to view the monitors. You may want to complete the drive cycle 2-3 times.
Most people don't ever need to do all those specific steps. Under normal driving you'll eventually hit all of the conditions required and all the tests will complete. These steps are meant to be used if you were to disconnect your battery, or were troubleshooting/doing a repair that required clearing the trouble codes, and then needed the emissions tests complete right away to pass a smog test, confirm a repair, etc.. Following those steps will get the tests completed in the least amount of time.How many Ody Club members have actually been able to perform the Honda Odyssey Drive Cycle as specified?
Yes, I completely understand when a formal step-by-step drive cycle might be used.Most people don't ever need to do all those specific steps. Under normal driving you'll eventually hit all of the conditions required and all the tests will complete. These steps are meant to be used if you were to disconnect your battery, or were troubleshooting/doing a repair that required clearing the trouble codes, and then needed the emissions tests complete right away to pass a smog test, confirm a repair, etc.. Following those steps will get the tests completed in the least amount of time.