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Old 05-20-2004, 02:40 AM
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anyone ever failed an emmisions test on their diesel?

the reason i ask is because i got emmisions comming up and my 3/2 valves leak so theyre not hooked up.

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Old 05-20-2004, 09:22 AM
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Nope. as hard as they are on Gasser emissions here, they don't smog the older diesels.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:18 AM
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Diesels are exempt here.
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Here in Nevada they only test exhaust opacity and it's a very lenient test. It's probably the same in AZ. Unless your car puts out smoke like a burning tire you should be ok.
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:07 PM
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grandfathered exempt under US law

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the reason I ask is because I got emissions coming up and my 3/2 valves leak so they’re not hooked up.
What gives your state the right to violate US law?
In 1983 there where NO emission standards on diesels.
Your diesel is exempt = grand fathered exempt under US law.
Please post the chapter and verse of this AZ law.
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:46 PM
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Whunter, were there diesel emission standards for 1985? I have to smog my 300D in WA.
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Old 05-21-2004, 01:03 AM
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all i know is i have to test and my egr is not functioning so im afraid ill fail
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Old 05-21-2004, 11:44 AM
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will check for you

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Whunter, were there diesel emission standards for 1985? I have to smog my 300D in WA.
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Old 05-21-2004, 11:48 AM
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who says you must test?

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all i know is i have to test and my egr is not functioning so im afraid ill fail
This sounds like bad information to me.
No state can over rule the US government.
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Old 05-21-2004, 11:58 AM
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If you worry about emmisions test on diesel

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the reason i ask is because i got emmisions comming up and my 3/2 valves leak so theyre not hooked up.
Take the simple option, run the fuel tank low, and refill with 1/2 tank of veg oil.
You will laugh at the test then.
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Old 05-21-2004, 03:39 PM
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Re: who says you must test?

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This sounds like bad information to me.
No state can over rule the US government.
The *%@#! state of Washington Dept of Licensing won't issue my renewal tags unless I pass the WA emission test.
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all diesels are exempt here in texas, but every time i go in for inspection, they try to charge me the additional $40 or more for it, so watch out.
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:20 PM
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same here they wont give me my tags if i dont
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:34 PM
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Re: who says you must test?

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This sounds like bad information to me.
No state can over rule the US government.
The federal government sets the minimum standards and states can extend them. A state requiring emissions certifications above and beyond federal law does not infringe on the federal government's authority. Ask an attorney if you don't believe it.
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Thank God I live in a state that doesn't require emissions testing. I think if they ever tried they'd have half the state up in arms. I think emissions testing is just another way for the state to inflate lisencing fees (and what's with those? Is a new car or truck really costing the state the $2000+ they typically charge over the first five or so years for lisencing a new car?). I can understand the reasoning behind emissions testing in urban areas when pollution is a concern, but should, for example, nourthern Californians, have to pay for SoCal's problem?
But anyway, to get off my high-horse. Yes, states can mandate stricter emissions, which California has been the leader in. All vehicles are required to comply with applicable emissions laws (my Fairlane is exempt, so I could :p if it ever came to it), some states just don't test.

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