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Old 12-06-2009, 10:21 PM
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california w126 / 87 300sdl

My 87 300SDL is a California model. Whats different about this car, and what options might I consider un-california'izing?

Havent mad much luck with the search today, I'll make sure to post any forum links I do stumble across as I continue researching this topic.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:23 PM
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the cali 300sdl's originally had trap oxidizers. mine doesnt, and my understanding is you'd be hard pressed to find a running one with the trap oxidizer still installed-- they were recalled.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:49 PM
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Can someone post a picture of a trap oxidizer? Mine runs fine but I think it still may have it. It has a muffler at the rear, cat near the middle and something near the front of the exhaust pipe that also resembles a cat.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:20 AM
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the trap ox looks like a football on the top passenger side of your engine.if it was replaced you will see an iron manifold in that space.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:59 AM
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Iron manifold with some silver heat shielding on it

87 MY 300SDLs got the same emissions package as federal cars. As I have said in my other posts it's not legal to defeat the emissions control devices like the ARV and EGR by plugging the single vacuum lines that go to them.


1991 350SDL. 230,000 miles (new motor @ 150,000).

2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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