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Old 05-21-2004, 08:26 PM
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Re: Hmmm Re: who says you must test?

Originally posted by whunter
The vehicle we are talking about was exempted from emission testing when manufactured and imported, because there where no standards.
Consult the DOT and EPA on that fact.
EPA - DOT testing of diesels did not start until 1985, all earlier vehicles are totally exempt.
I don't think diesels before 1985 were exempt. There's an emission certification tag on my 82 300D so how could it be exempt. As far as I know every car had to meet the current emission standard of its time.

BTW, I'm a strong opponent of exempting certain vehicles from smog testing, especially in rural counties. Just because there are fewer people living somewhere shouldn't give them the right to pollute as much as they want. They live on this planet too and pollution does spread.
2004 VW Jetta TDI (manual)

Past MB's: '96 E300D, '83 240D, '82 300D, '87 300D, '87 420SEL
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