This board has been key for me over the years - but I fear I face my most daunting challenge yet! I have left the beautiful regulation-free confines of Minnesota/Florida and will now reside permanently in NY. So almost 17 year after purchase - I face my First Inspection!
I bought my 2002 Outback Sport in August 2001 and have been religious about changing fluids and all normal maintenance. Now I'll admit, my CEL has been on for ages, but have always done obvious repairs as they arise. So of course I ignored the CEL. I have 143,000 miles and if I had stayed in Florida I would have expected to drive it another 5 years minimum but this Spring I will have to get registered in NY. This is particularly true now - since I will only be driving locally and will likely put a couple of thousand miles per year going forward. Guess I am reverse snowbird.
I purchased a nice Bluetooth Scanner from Lemur (Blue Driver OBD2) and not surprisingly I had quite a few codes. I will preface this to say I have replaced the catalytic converters and O2 Sensors more than once but knew I would be seeing the P0420 Code for sure.
Well the scanner threw 8 Codes: