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Re: US emissions standards

Steven Buchholz wrote:
>  # I believe that Mass. has adopted Calif. emissions standards.  So has
>  # New York and Connecticut.  I doubt that Audi would build two versions
>  # since the first and third most populous states are now the same.  Dealers
>  # would have a hard time swapping vehicles.
>  #
> There are only two possibilities ... CA and "49 States"
> If you buy a car in MA it should have a sticker stating that it complies
> with the California Emissions requirements ...
> I have little doubt that today Audi builds the same car whether it is
> destined for a state that has the CA standards or not, but it wouldn't
> surprise me that if you bought an Audi in some other state that you
> would not see the sticker ... my understanding is that there are some
> pretty strict requirements for tracking, and its cheaper to only certify
> the ones that you need to.

The '86 4000S (10:1 1.8 l with knock sensor, born in Connecticut) and
'87 4000CSq (8.5:1 2.2 l "sans" sensor, born in New Hampshire) both came
with the yellow "meets CA and Federal emissions" sticker under the hood.
I have yet to bother checking if the VINs were actually registered by
Audi with CA. I've heard only some cars get "good paper" even though
they all had the same equipment. With newer cars, ymmv and such...

Boise, Idaho, USA