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Re: why can't Audi sell cabrios in CA, MA, CT & NY

At 09:11 AM 11/22/97 -0500, you wrote:
>When I lived in New York, I had to use this method to get my 270hp BMW 530i
>with its triple webers, headers, 9.5:1 CR, etc. to pass ... I giggled when
>the guy placed the probe in the car next to mine while punching my car's VIN
>into the computer but it worked until I could move back to Arizona.  Where
>there's a will, there's an inhertiance ... or something like that. ;^) 

You guys are lucky you don't live in California.  Here the smog machine
sends its results to central state computers before you can get smog
approval.  And the technician has to sign the test results.  Any monkey
business would result in license suspension (i.e. you lose your job) and
probably jail time.  Virtually any engine modifications are strictly
verboten unless approved by "Executive Order".  Even whole engines are
considered replacement parts, so you can only replace with same year or
later engine.  Otherwise, I'd be tempted to drop a Capri 2.6 L V6 (fond
memories there) into my 4kq.




Tony Lum
Fremont, California, USA

Audi Owner/Operator/Mechanic by Necessity ;-)

1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
1985 4000CS Quattro
1980 5000S Sedan