[Vwdiesel] States that allow conversions? WAS: TDI Passet 4 motion

Will Taygan william at taygan.com
Thu Feb 22 02:17:51 EST 2007

Here in Alaska as long as it looks and sounds like a diesel it can be in
any chassis, and no smog checks.  

I've got the sticker of approval on my 1994 gas to 1.6TD FrankenJetta.  

When I reregistered something in the system wanted me to get a smog
check (for gasoline vehicles only) but I called in my diesel exemption
number and they apologized and let me go.

Anyone know what other states would allow a registration of a gas to
diesel conversion?  They're getting mildly popular up here.

Chugiak, AK

On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 01:00 -0600, pmdolan at sasktel.net wrote:
> They didn't.  The car was never sold here and cannot be legally imported in any way.  If you have one, you built it from parts (usually a donor car, making the original a body shell with a registered serial number).  Even then, only some states allow the un-certified engine - which is a "conversion" to most.
> I came within a few weeks of laying my hands on a shiny red '02 Passat Variant with 2.5TDI, AWD and 6 speed last year, but the (German officer) was too close to leaving to do the arrangements (car had to be exported or destroyed).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: LBaird119 at aol.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:32 am
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] TDI Passet 4 motion
> > I was something interesting pass me while driving to Sacramento 
> > today. A TDI 
> > Passet 4 motion station wagon, with Calif. plates. I didn't know 
> > such a model 
> > was available over here.
> > 
> > 
> >  Sure would beat the heck out of an Aerostar all wheel, 
> > mini van!  :-P  Kind of the perfect family, ski, all year car 
> > where it snows kind of car huh.  :-(  Didn't know they ever 
> > showed up either.
> >     Loren
> > 


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