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Old 03-01-2002, 10:32 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Woolwich, Maine
Posts: 3,598

I posted the results on my daughter's 1982 240D with 280,000 miles, which was 0.1 of the allowed 20% value. I did not witness the test because, like you I thought the car was exempt from the test, although I think I used to have to pay the fee to get the exempt sticker. Anyway it was overdue by about 3 years and we got a letter from the CT DMV saying the registration was being revoked due to the lack of testing if we did not get it done by the end of February. My wife took the car over and she says they tried it a few times because they could not believe the results either.

The car does not smoke at idle, only at start up for a few seconds, but it has good throttle response and can stay at 75 up the hills on I-90 throught the Berkshires on the way to Upstate NY.

I was wondering if you saw them do the test? Did they use the dyno and run it at 25 or so mph? My wife did not pay much attention as she was blocked by the building arrangement. Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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