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1997 993 C2S NY inspection: OBD Readiness issue


Vehicle Information: Model: 993 C2S; Year: 1997; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 15,000;

Joel,I just bought a 1997 993 C2S in NY and am having a terrible time trying to pass the new NY state emissions inspection (which is required to register the car, and in turn, required to drive it). The specific issue relates to the OBD monitor readiness status, i.e., the state''s computer indicates that "your vehicle''s On-Board Computer system is not ready to be tested". I''ve read the recommended drive cylce steps per Peter Smith and Scott Slauson and the dealer has tried those and other measures to no avail. Called Albany (NY Clean Air DMV) and they told me that 26 993s have attempted the new emissions test and 7 of them have come back with the "not ready" problem. Further, they do not view this percentage (an approx 30% "technical" failure rate) as significant enough to warrant alternative relief, such as a waiver to conduct the emissions inspection the old-fashioned way.Really don''t know where to go from here and would appreciate any insight on solving this problem, which I apparently share with several other NY 993 owners.Many thanks

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