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Old 09-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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EGR and VA safety inspection on 300SD

Looking for some input from folks that have had VA safety inspection done on their diesel 300SD.

Just moved to Northern VA. Previously disabled the EGR in my 83 300SD but left it on the manifold. Noticed the VA safety inspection requires the mechanic/inspector it check for presence of emissions components in the engine compartment (just visually I believe).

Can anyone tell me if I will fail due to it not being hooked up? I was under the impression there were no emissions requirements on diesels from that era at the federal level.

What if I took it completely off?

I did find out that the car would be exempt from the additional Emissions inspection required here in Northern VA.

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:19 PM
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Since you won't have to pass a sniff test, it doesn't have to function. It just has to look like it functions. Hook up some vacuum hoses to it and snake em behind something in the engine compartment. They really only want to fail you on stuff like bad wipers, burned out tag light, brake pad thickness, tire tread life, cracked windshield, bad engine mounts, exhaust leaks, excessive smoke.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:16 PM
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If it's not leaking they won't bat an eye probably. If you're really worried about it replace the vacuum line but block it internally.

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get Antique plates no inspection required.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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get Antique plates no inspection required.
And be massively restricted in driving. And hope he has another legally registered car. I would be willing to bet most inspectors won't even look at it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:32 PM
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As long as it is not obviously disconnected then no they can not fail it. I took mine off and put a plate under it and re assembled it, so that it looks fully functional. This is on my 1985 300d. My 240 does not have one.
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I have yet to encounter any inspection station checking for a working egr, as mentioned, no sniff test here.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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Very well then,

I think I still have that black plastic thing that was on top of the valve cover someplace. Once I un pack it, I will put it back on and just run a vacum line into it.

Flip side, same coin, would they even notice it missing if I took it off?
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get Antique plates no inspection required.
I thought of getting antique plates...until I discovered I can't drive it back and forth to work all the time.

My goal is to get the thing to 500,000 which she will do easy in the shape she is in. I have 285,000 plus on it now. Can't do that on antique plates unless I do lots of "rallies" LOL

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