Soil Exam Failure

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  1. trev

    trev New Member

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    Anyone fail regularly or recently?
    I don't recall it happening to me ...
     
  2. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    woah.. i havent heard of this happening in years..

    what car is it?

    (I do know there is a new person in charge of imports and they being a bit more Anal) then the old person.
     
  3. trev

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    I was asked by an exporter what the requirements were for cleaning, I assume they've had recent troubles for them to do that.
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Ok so you dont have a car failed right now..?

    tell them to steam clean it.. :)

    i have heard of a car failing a couple weeks ago..
     
  5. Derek

    Derek Derek Weldon

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    Steam clean the inside, power spray the outside, underside, and engine bay (carefully).

    I have not heard of any cars failing at the port of Vancouver but one of my customers brought a container in from UAE and failed in Montreal. Luckily this was not a container sent by us... but most regular shippers to Canada have the cars cleaned before shipping.
     
  6. inokiyo

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    From what I have heard, it seems there may have been a few cars that's recently failed soil exams. I know of one that is being shipped back to Japan. I know most of the exporters here regularly wash and clean their cars for export but it may by wise to notify other exporters about the recent situation.
     
  7. trev

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    Shipped back?!

    Interesting, I thought you just had to pay a few hundred for that "agro-wash".

    Wonder if there is more to the story .... radiation?
     
  8. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    there is no customs bonded washing Facility anymore. It was closed down back in like 2008 or something
    So if your car arrives dirty, and it fails you have 2 options.
    1. Walk away and customs will destroy it.
    2. Send it back

    So the $50 you were saving cause your exporter isnt washing the cars.. not worth the risk..
     
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  9. trev

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    Wow ... wow
     
  10. Derek

    Derek Derek Weldon

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    My customer who had the dirty cars land in Montreal form UAE (not from me) paid a few hundred dollars and had them washed there. It makes me wonder why Montreal would have facilities and not Vancouver. How many cars come into Montreal. They don't even have facilities for RORO, only container.
     
  11. Mark - Brave Auto

    Mark - Brave Auto JDM Auction Agent/Exporter

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    Correct, they are once again (have been since 1st Nov) on the war path in this area.
    Someone failed a couple of weeks back, not a customer of mine but he contacted me asking if I could help.
    Made a few phone calls and emails for him, had his vehicle reinspected again for second opinion and they failed it again so it is now heading back to Japan I believe.
    The problem is and this has happened last time they were on the war path is winter in Canada, you have to try and prove to customs that the dirt is Canadian (I believe where the Ro/Ro cars are kept it is not all tarmac) and not Japanese dirt.
    However, customs being customs, they make their own minds up and normally it is not in your favour.
    Cheers
    Mark.
     
  12. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    There used to be a bonded Clean faculty that would take a couple hundred of your hard earned $$ to pressure wash the car in a safe way.. however they lost there bond or something so they no longer exist.

    The RO/RO cars are only on Pavement now (Tarmac) the Dock processes change that happened in the summer, was postive on that front so the car are never off Pavement at the Docks. So no real way to get Dirtied up with Local Canada mud/dirt.
     
  13. trev

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    .... but doesn't stop them from wrecking your cars in other ways. :(
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    ya your experience is the worst i have ever seen,
     
  15. dmnd

    dmnd Tuna Sandwich

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    Pretty sure I got the same e-mail. That company never use to clean the cars to Canada, I bought 2 from them earlier this year and asked but they told me they didn't clean before shipping. So after that e-mail they sent out, I replied back stating the Soil Exam process to them and told them to offer cleaning as an option. They responded saying they will now thoroughly clean all cars exported for Canada.
     
  16. trev

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    I'll miss ashtrays full of jdm-smokes and polaroids of jdm-girlfriends.
     
  17. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    I find currency in my cars. And usually a cd in the player.

    Nothing worth bragging about tho...

    Makes you wonder why some one else hasnt got themselves bonded to do cleaning? Maybe cuz so many dont need it?