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California Diesel Smogcheck

Just curious if anybody else has been through a Diesel smog check in CA? Thank you CARB for ram rodding this law into effect. My registration is due in May on my 02. I don't think she will have any problems, but she does has a Banks Monster exhaust system. I am hearing that modification may now be illegal. Anyone else having issues?
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If your truck was not manufactured with a cat, then the Banks Monster Exhaust (turbo back) will not be a problem. If the vehicle had a cat, then the cat must be installed in order to pass the silly test. You should have a label on the hood that indicates whether or not a cat was present.

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Where is the label? I looked all over on my 97 and don't see anything.

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can't say for sure where the label is on the 97's, but on the 2000 models it is under the hood, on the passenger side, near the front.

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my understanding is us 97 guys dont have to do smogs checks..
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sd2cs....nice truck. Is that a Belgium 426 Unimog?
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sd2ca....nice truck. Is that a Belgium 426 Unimog?
It is a 416 that was imported from Danish military. I sold it a while back to a farmer in WI.

I hope to retire in a few yrs and then buy another one. I just didn't have the time to spend to play with it, nor the proper setup to work on it had that become necessary. A large shop (located in a state other then California) with am A frame hoist is must if you have a Mog.

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my understanding is us 97 guys dont have to do smogs checks..
You are correct, 1998 and up.

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