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Old 07-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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any one else from hawaii? oahu to be more specific.






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Old 07-31-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Question.

When you live in Hawaii, does everyone basicly live on one island and seldom go to others? Or is there some kind of ferry system or something where movement is relatively free?
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How are the emissions over there? I know you have to get your car inspected (Ours still has it's inspection stickers) but what about smog?
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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im from maui i just picked me up an FC but gotta work on em
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I was in kauai over the summer and saw an 8 tearing up the beautiful road up to wayamai(sp?) canyon.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:21 AM   #6
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Question.

When you live in Hawaii, does everyone basicly live on one island and seldom go to others? Or is there some kind of ferry system or something where movement is relatively free?
Majority of residents in Hawaii live on Oahu / Honolulu.
"Island hopping" is popular.
Most do it by plane, but the Hawaii Superferry just started up and is getting popular.

http://www.hawaiisuperferry.com/

Free?
Oh, you gotta be kidding me... :P


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How are the emissions over there? I know you have to get your car inspected (Ours still has it's inspection stickers) but what about smog?
You're supposed to keep emissions intact as per federal laws.
No, they do not smog.
Yes, there is an annual inspect which they are supposed to check for emission equipment.
This inspection is not always rigourously enforced.


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wayamai(sp?)
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:26 AM   #9
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:31 AM   #10
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Yeah; I am in HI - Oahu type.

Good place to own a sports car.... except for the closed track.. grrrr
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Most do it by plane, but the Hawaii Superferry just started up and is getting popular. http://www.hawaiisuperferry.com/
I saw this ferry in Mobile Bay, Alabama about a month ago. It's a long trip to Hawaii from here by ferry.

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Old 12-01-2008, 09:54 AM   #12
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That was the second one I think; there is already one here.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:35 PM   #13
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This inspection is not always rigourously enforced.

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On The Big Island, in order to pass Safety Check (what we call Inspection, for you Mainlanders) you need $15, current registration, an insurance card, a windshield (no big cracks), front&rear turn signals, hi-lo beams, brake lights, reverse light (singular), and a horn.
Motorcycles get to skip windshield and reverse light.
They also check window tint. Too dark=fail.
Oh, and one place said my exhaust might be too loud but passed me "this time."

Did you know the inspector should fail a car if it pulls to the left or right when the brakes are applied? In the 15 years I've lived here, I haven't seen one inspector get inside a car, let alone test drive one. Or lift the hood to check for emissions stuffs.
Heck, the car should fail if the wheels move more than 1/8" side to side if you pull on them.
Never had a tech take his hand off the pen he was using to pass the vehicle.
If the driver's window does not go down... fail. It's needed for hand signals in case your lights stop working. Not going up isn't a problem. Not existing isn't a problem either.
They're supposed to check the VIN. Never seen it done.
Seatbelt frayed? Airbag not working? Gas cap missing?
Fail, fail, fail.
The list goes on and on.
Here is a link to the manual. Makes for interesting reading, if you want to see all the things they should but don't check or if you need to know the minimum allowable height for lights, plates, bumpers, and such.

There were some newspaper articles recently about Inspection Stations complaining that the process takes a half-hour and they only get a few bucks and that if they were working on cars during that time they could charge $75+ an hour, so I understand why Big Island guys whip you around in under 5mins. I'm certainly not complaining. Emissions, tinted tails, loud exhaust... I weep for the environment, but prefer the stop-n-go Safety Check.
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I know this is an old thread, but I live windward side and just picked up an FC S4 that needs a lot of work (still driving it though) just wanted to see if any local rotary guys wanna give me hints or tips, Im pretty mechanically inclined (used to build performance race bikes) just somewhat new to rotarys.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:56 AM   #15
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Don't forget to Try ForumsHawaii too, there is a separate rotary section under Mazda that is pretty active.
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