I don't think they go after diesels yet on the smog issue, and it is unlikely that you will get called in on plates either - just a big fine if they get you. A lot of CA's rules on out of state vehicles were recently overturned by court order, so who knows what will happen when you apply for a CA license. BTW, my son's GF just graduated from OSU! We aren't too far down the road, let me know when you're settled and maybe we can grab a cup.
BTW, mike posted his comments below while I was editing this - I would listen to his post. He knows these things, I'm working on hear-say!
[Edited by JCE on 01-20-2001 at 01:21 AM]
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