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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:34   #39
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Originally Posted by romad View Post
You have a Federal emission vehicle legally registered in another state. If it is installed before you come to the CPR, then they can't say a word about it as you only have to meet the Federal emission rules for your model year. My 2004 Federal rules Jetta was not legal to be sold new in the CPR and it passed smog test here in 2011 when I bought it and this year when I renewed the registration.

BTW, the only difference between a CARB approved cat and a 49-state cat is the CARB sticker and extra $300 tacked on to the price. Both are physically and functionally the same.
Thanks. So how often do I need to smog check (once I'm registered in CA)? And will the smog testers auto-fail me for the aftermarket Cat?
this document doesn't seem to mention an exemption for diesels previously registered out of stat.
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