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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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Cool

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.

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