1: Screw California
2: Enforce it. I DARE THEM.
3: Screw California.
4: Unconstitutional. There's already supreme court precedent for defending individuals against this s***. NOBODY can legislate what you can repair or modify on your own property. Smog s*** is only enforcable and constitutional because it's required to maintain your vehicle's registration. Residential building code is only enforceable because it's required to sell a house (or insure it, but that's a whole different racket). So I swap a headgasket. What are they going to do? Revoke my tags? Fine me? How do they prove it? Are they going to confiscate my tools? Are they going to surveil my shop?
5: Enforce it. I WANT them to try it. PLEASE.
6: Talk about class warfare. What about people who can't afford to go to a shop but need to keep an old beater on the road to get to work?
7: Screw California
8: Read up on your local automotive, electronic, and general Right to Repair campaigns. Your state might suck, but I guarandamntee somebody is trying to change that.
9: California is terrible.
10: Screw California.
11: I'm DEFINITELY making a road trip to California once the Corvair is road trip worthy. Gonna run my straight glasspacks, going to find a spare engine, going to stop in a Walmart Parking lot and start swapping heads. Maybe a PD parking lot.
12: You can bet some ***hole lobbyist for a national lube-monkey chain is pushing this as a safety and environmentalism thing.
13: Screw California.
14: You can pry my wrench from my cold, dead hands. Or try, anyway.
15: I hope this gets appealed at the federal level and makes a big scene the first time they try to enforce it.