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Old 10-05-2018, 09:55 PM
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G Wagen Turbodiesel question

Car is 1992 with PA title. Anybody with experience registering car like this in Crazy State of California?
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:40 PM
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I have had some experience. Does it have a federalization sticker or an EPA sticker. If you have a PA title bring it in to the DMV. Keep trying even if the teller sends you away. Call the main office in Sacramento. It can be a pain but if you get the right person from the DMV then it should work. Your just under the 1995 smog law so I think it will work. Is PA a strict smog state? It took me a really long time to get my non federalized car in but finally after many trips and calls to the DMV it worked.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for responding. No EPA stickers, other States are not as restrictive as California, here is problem - DMV web is saying that 1979 and older diesels are exempt from smog and Bar is saying that 1997 and older are exempt. I will try to talk to referee at BAR next week and perhaps get straight answer
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:27 AM
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Did your truck slip through customs without ever being federalized. There must be some importation documents. If you can get a letter from the EPA it would help. Is the PA title in your name? California DMV only smogs vehicles from 1995 and later. They still have to be compliant even if they don't get tested. Maybe its 1979 for gassers and 1995 for diesels.
There is or was a company that imported a lot of GWagons. They could be of help. I wish I could remember the name.
Keep trying and be sure to be in touch with the main DMV office in Sacramento. The person who got my car through was from that office. If you have the PA title in your name it should work. You might need some documents from PA DMV. Find out the state where it was first imported. If you can get an EPA pass that should get you in write them a letter. It may take a while. Be the squeaky wheel, annoy the hell out of them on the phone at the Sac office. It took me forever. One person from the DMV told me I would never be able to register my car here. Well she was wrong.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:48 PM
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I willtry.
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