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Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Hey everyone, i got pulled over for my loud exhaust :) lol

It was f**k loud which was funny trying to explain to him that it was legal and letting me go with it.

But he did send me to the EPA :) lol, so my question is, when your sent to the EPA, your first try is free isnt it? Then if you fail, you need to come back and do it again after you have fixed it, and you need to pay for the second test.

Or is their a fine right from the start/ pay for the first test etc?

Im in Victoria too which is pretty important for the question being answered :)

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Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:56 pm 
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Hey everyone, i got pulled over for my loud exhaust :) lol

It was f**k loud which was funny trying to explain to him that it was legal and letting me go with it.

But he did send me to the EPA :) lol, so my question is, when your sent to the EPA, your first try is free isnt it? Then if you fail, you need to come back and do it again after you have fixed it, and you need to pay for the second test.

You need to take it to an EPA approved testing station, IE Daalder Exhausts (dandenong/Boxhill)
The test costs around $145 iirc, and they can 'fix' the annoying droning falcon on the spot at your expense.

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Or is their a fine right from the start/ pay for the first test etc?

If you ignore the infringement you can cop a very hefty fine from the EPA.
In my experience the EPA issues you with a summons to have it tested and rectified within 28days.
And no, you wont get away with steel wool and a simple resonator change to just pass, In fact they have to draw a picture of your exhaust before and after to cover their butts, if you put it back and get done again, then good luck,

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Im in Victoria too which is pretty important for the question being answered :)

Yes, us Victorians are obviously more important :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:14 pm 
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had my car done from being too loud, you at least have to have a resonator and a muffler but mine was still about 40db over so i got a baffle made to go in the exhaust flange just for the test and it was about 20db under whats legal

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:55 pm 
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He took my license, then i reasoned with him and he gave it back, he didnt say i was being let off though.
I guess they send the letter to you in the mail ??

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Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:39 pm 
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Does anyone know if they issue with the fine on the spot or if they send it out to you in the mail?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:08 pm 
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Does anyone know if they issue with the fine on the spot or if they send it out to you in the mail?


They mail it out IIRC, good luck if you have been EPA'd, a few people have, cme subsequently listed the car for sale once the $$$$ to pass the test became apparant

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:48 pm 
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my flatmate a few years ago got an epa letter

got letter, fitted a rear muffler, went for test, was $67 (from mem) in shepparton, got 2db over and a v8 commo drove past way louder... he sighed and said this passes. drew a pic, and we were on our way, muffler removed that night.

my falc that is way over legal, hasnt been done, hell coppas at booze bus's have said "sounds nice", depends how you use the noise i spose.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:39 pm 
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Does anyone know if they issue with the fine on the spot or if they send it out to you in the mail?


They mail it out IIRC, good luck if you have been EPA'd, a few people have, cme subsequently listed the car for sale once the $$$$ to pass the test became apparant

If its sent to EPA do you get checked for emissions as well?

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Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:43 am 
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well i got a 600 buck fine and had to return the car to stock:( not good

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:09 am 
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67RCE wrote:
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Does anyone know if they issue with the fine on the spot or if they send it out to you in the mail?


They mail it out IIRC, good luck if you have been EPA'd, a few people have, cme subsequently listed the car for sale once the $$$$ to pass the test became apparant

If its sent to EPA do you get checked for emissions as well?

Cheers rushed

No, you don't even have to go to the EPA to get it checked if it's only noise.
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/noise/testers.asp

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:58 am 
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Thanks for those last two (and the rest) ! Cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:22 am 
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I took one of my other cars the other week, in bendigo, 308 V8, bought it with an outstanding EPA on it, guy who sold it to me was nice enough to forget that :(

It was extractors into 2.5" system, into 3" tailpipe, just got a standard muffler welded into the tailpipe, came in 3DB under the limit.

Basically they just draw a pic of your exhaust, then test it for noise. If you are under, they give a clearance, then you have to fax it to the EPA and they clear your car. My EPA notice was overdue so rego was suspended, but im guessing yours hasnt been yet so you will be fine
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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:15 pm 
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What a c0ckhead! Yeah i havent received a letter and its been two weeks :)

Maybe what i said to him was convincing enough to let me go, but i wont cash in on that though until after a month.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:53 pm 
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yeah it wasnt a nice suprise thats for sure, got it all done okay, biggest pain was not being able to drive the thing.

So how did you go, have you heard back from em? hopefully you're all good

Btw where did you get done for it? saw in anoher thread and you were asking for delivery to castlemiane/bendigo, thats where im from!!! Is that where u got pulled over?
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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:35 am 
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Yeah the Bendigo coppas were doing a stint in Cmaine a few weeks ago, i havent had it done, atm i have to get the oil pump looked at, it has pressure for a bit then loses it, wonder what that is?

Lol,

 

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