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Old 12-30-2007, 07:23 PM
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Calling all W123 617 Cali Versions

For future reference who at this site has a W123 617 with California emission version?

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Old 12-30-2007, 08:02 PM
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:35 PM
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I am familiar with them, but I sold mine.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:25 PM
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I had one too. I was very familiar with all the differences since I tried to rid my car of all that crap.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:31 PM
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I got lucky, i got a 85 federal
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:55 PM
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i believe that is what i have i do have the cali emissions tag. i do now in the owners manual it said 123 617
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:00 PM
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:18 AM
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Ive got 2 Champagne 85 Californias.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:21 AM
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I jut remembered, my 84 is also a Cali version. It's supposed to be the same as an 85 fed.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:23 AM
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I got lucky, i got a 85 federal
I'm also in the Federal camp, but I do have all that extra '85 vacuum junk.....
Heck, at least we have the 2:88 rear end and the slightly improved tranny.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:31 AM
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I have the same vacuum crap the 85 fed does. I wonder what axle the 84 Cali has? I know it doesn't have the 85's tranny.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:47 AM
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83 cali here.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:10 AM
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I'm also in the Federal camp, but I do have all that extra '85 vacuum junk.....
Heck, at least we have the 2:88 rear end and the slightly improved tranny.

I dont know whats wrong with all the extra vac stuff, my transmission shifts incredibly smooth!


And yes, the rear end is boss. off the line, its slower but the top end is much better and your cruising rpm's are much nicer. And whats up with the kickdown, when you floor it it kicks down, but when you floor it enough to activate the kickdown switch it kicks down even more! At first, i thought I had a five speed, but I guess its just something they could do since they had the different rear end in it. Yeah, so my car kicks down twice. Does anyone else's do that?


And what advances were made to the transmissions that make them a little better?
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:31 AM
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:06 AM
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And what advances were made to the transmissions that make them a little better?
Higher stall speed torque converter. Other than that the 85 tranny is supposedly weaker.

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