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Old 03-02-2007, 04:04 PM
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Emission Testing

I need to get my emissions done this month. Never have done it yet for my 81 300sd. Do our cars usually pass pretty easily, or should I do anything specific to it before testing? Any tips or tricks? Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:14 PM
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Where are you located? My 82 being 25 y/o now is exempt. Yours being 26 y/o should be also.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:27 PM
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I am in Arizona. Where are you at? I must have to because I wanted to register for 2 years and they told me I had to get emissions tested every year, knowing I had a 1981 - of course I could have been speaking to a service representitive who didnt know what they were talking about.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:31 PM
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I'm in Texas.

Even California exempts 25 y/o or older cars. Talk to some at one of the inspection stations. They might have a FAQ brochure, and then take that to your DMV.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:58 PM
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Calif also exempts ALL diesels from testing.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:52 PM
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Just talked to the DMV. They directed me to this site:

http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/vei/tested.html

It states there that the car has to be older than 1966 to be exempt

So I guess back to my original question, anything I should do to ensure that I pass?

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Old 03-02-2007, 06:55 PM
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my 80 300SD was at like 8% smog when it was allowed to be at 20% i say just drive it in there and run it.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:24 PM
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my 80 300SD was at like 8% smog when it was allowed to be at 20% i say just drive it in there and run it.
Same here, I've never had any problem with the Colorado test either. I don't remember my numbers, but they were also pretty low. I would guess the AZ test is similar.
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Same here, I've never had any problem with the Colorado test either. I don't remember my numbers, but they were also pretty low. I would guess the AZ test is similar.
i don't remember my exact number either but i know it was less than half of what was allowed. all the paperwork is in the car.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:42 PM
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Mine passed with 8% as well with no ALDA to limit fuel to boost.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:27 PM
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Mine passed with 8% as well with no ALDA to limit fuel to boost.
Where do you get yours tested here in Denver?

I'm curious to know.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:29 PM
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Diesels Only
1400 W Alameda Ave
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(303) 778- 6511

The cost was $45 with an appointment.

I don't trust them for anything except emissions testing.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:33 PM
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I guess just make sure the EGR is hooked up, and do a diesel purge. There is not a whole lot of emission controls on these old cars. Also make sure there are no exhaust leaks.
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82 300D 322K My Daily Driver-Warndreicke in the trunk. Trip ODO still working!

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:36 PM
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Leave the EGR disconnected. It will actually give you BETTER emissions results when it's nonfunctional.

Even with the different engine, no emissions controls, and no muffler/resonator, I passed visual inspection without a hitch. He was actually pretty interested in doing the same conversion to some spare 240D's he has.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:04 AM
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i got mine done at some random diesel tersting place on havana right around 1st ave $50 walk in. only went there for the test
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