View Full Version : 20 year emission rule

02-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Does it still apply? I heard it ended with 1987? What are the new rules? link?

02-08-2010, 04:03 PM
yeup anything 88 and newer will continue to be e-tested

02-08-2010, 04:03 PM
"The Light Duty Drive Clean program requires most passenger cars, vans, light trucks (under 4500 kilograms) and sport utility vehicles registered in the Drive Clean program area to be tested in order to renew the stickers on their licence plates. Light-duty vehicles that are 1988 model year and newer require testing every two years beginning in the fifth calendar year after their model year. Vehicles of the 1987 and older model years are exempt from testing. As a consumer protection measure, an emissions test is required for an ownership transfer for vehicles with a model year older than the current calendar year to help ensure that consumers do not unwittingly purchase a used vehicle with emissions problems. Vehicles of the 1987 and older model years are also exempt from this requirement."


02-08-2010, 04:34 PM
move to Alberta.. they do not have a law.. hehe

02-08-2010, 04:38 PM
neither quebec

eta Epsilon
02-08-2010, 05:45 PM
^not yet...
They are working on making our life tougher

02-08-2010, 07:01 PM
or in BC(except vancouver).

02-09-2010, 12:31 AM
^^or most of ontario. If you live outside of urban centres in northern ontario you dont need e-test.

Mad Cow
02-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Or do an engine swap and ask them to test it under "hot rod" status. My last car passed under those levels with flying colours even though it had no EGR and unplugged O2 sensors. :D

02-11-2010, 06:03 PM
How much higher are the "hot rod" limits in Ontario and what did you do to qualify for that?

02-11-2010, 08:21 PM
The reason why 1988 is the cutoff year is because 1988 was the deadline year that auto manufactures had to conform to new emissions/fuel standards, resulting in them manufacturing vehicles with Electronic fuel injection. Prior to that, alot of auto manufactures were still producing carburated motors.

Btw, all hybrid cars are exempt form emission testing.

Mad Cow
02-12-2010, 12:33 AM
How much higher are the "hot rod" limits in Ontario and what did you do to qualify for that?

The limits are ridiculously high, I think it's 1985 standards. To qualify your car needs to have a motor that was never originally offered with that model, proof from a dealership really helps. Most places refuse to do it because they don't understand the law but some Canadian Tires do it.