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california emisions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailinTaco, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    how can you tell if you have california emissions? or if I do can you switch back to non california emisions if you dont live in california?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    4WD

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    Look at the date of manufacturer sticker located somewhere around the drivers side door latch, & check any stickers you see under the hood, there should be an emissions sticker in front, as far as converting to non ca epa I don't have a clue....:cool:
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    I believe the emissions sticker is under the hood.:)
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    i think the california emissions are pretty much the standard for all north american vehicles. even my canadian truck is "california compliant"
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    it is california emissions by looking at the sticker. my problem is my cat converters are bad and its very hard to find california emission cats. i can only find plenty of 49 state cats.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    if you're not in cali then what are you worried about?
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    i just dont know if you can put non california cats on a california emissions vehicle?
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Not true. The laws changed on Jan 1 2009 in Cali. Companies won't even ship a non-compliant CAT to Cali. Cali 5VZ's have 2 CAT's.

    The Law

    List of CAT's that are Exempt (Cali Legal)
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    If you are not in CA, put a used stocker or a quality aftermarket cat on it.

    So far, afaik, CA is the only one to ban used/aftermarket cats. (aftermarket needs to be approved). This is due to theft of cats and fraud--my smoggy told me he's had guys buy aftermarket cats and fail worse than the worn out stocker.

    If you are in CA, it's OEM or certified, as per prior post.

    Cats are under the emissions warranty for 8/80,000 also iirc.
     
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