[Vwdiesel] No 2004 TDIs allowed in MA, workaround?
TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 16 18:31:44 EDT 2004
>From what I understand, after 6 months and/or 7500 miles you can register a
2004 TDI or Mercedes in CA and the other CARB states. A big loophole and a
big business opportunity.
Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 242k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9TDI (turbo diesel) - 102k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500
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From: "Roger Brown" <r.c.brown at ieee.org>
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Subject: [Vwdiesel] No 2004 TDIs allowed in MA, workaround?
> Interesting USENET post:
> > Subject: No 2004 TDIs allowed in MA, workaround?
> > Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 17:22:28 -0400
> > From: "abroadst" <abroadst at nospam.hotmail>
> > Newsgroups: rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
> > As of 2004 it's illegal to buy any diesel passenger car in Massachusetts
> > until they can meet the emissions rules, which is not expected until
> > fuel has a whole lot less sulphur in it. The EPA has mandated that
> > with l5 ppm sulphur or less be available starting in June of 2006. (See
> > http://mass.gov/dep/bwp/daqc/files/lev/dieselqa.htm.)
> > Hopefully at that point it will be possible to sell European-spec TDI
> > engines with emissions scrubbers (something like catalytic converters I
> > think) here.
> > Does anybody know anything about whether VW intends to sell cleaner TDI
> > engines in 2007?
> > Also, since the rules allow TDI's to be registered in MA as used
> > they have more than 7500 miles on them I wonder if anyone would be
> > interested in setting up a service that will buy new TDI cars
> > and drive them 7500 miles as quickly as possible then resell them. Since
> > there's no other way to buy TDI cars here I expect there is some profit
> > such a service.
> > Since Massachusetts's policy is based on California's, I wonder if this
> > scheme might also work to sell into the larger California market, or any
> > state with similar rules.
> > Thoughts?
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