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JFairman JFairman is offline
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In '82 I worked at a place that federalized grey market Porsches and Mercedes.
They all had CIS then and along with installing BMW cats and aftermarket lambda systems on the CIS head and temporarily leaning the piss out of it and disconnecting the cold start injector wiring they would pass the EPA engine running part of the test test so they could be registered here.
Sometimes we had to disconnect 2 injectors and on the Mercedes V8's and plug them and run them on 6 cylinders to get them to pass emissions.

There was also fuel evaporitive emissions testing and all the USA DOT headlight, turn signal, and the door and bumper bracing (the porsche post '74 aluminum bumpers didn't need any extra bracing)) crap that had to pass visually too.

...I always wondered where all the beautiful euro spec Mercedes and Porsche Bosch headlights, Hella turnsignal and taillights we removed and replaced with crappy DOT spec units ended up.
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