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2002 F250 PSD

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I just purchased my first 2002 F250 PSD from a local dealer. I have been looking into new exhaust and intake, but as a california resident I have to worry about the new smog laws. Before buying the truck I looked under at exhaust system and it does'nt have a CAT . After reading a few threads on this site I have become suspicious. I did find the sticker on the passenger side valve cover but it says nothing about CAT or NON CAT. It only mentions approved for sale in California. This truck appears to have the stock exhaust system. So how do I tell if it needs a CAT or not? I dont want to dump a ton of cash into an exhaust system and fail the test next time around.
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congrats on the purchase!

mine had a catalyst sticker on the underside of the hood. if yours doesn't say anything about it, i suppose you can have the dealer run your vin number just to be sure.

some trucks came with cats some didn't. for those lucky enough to not come equipped with a cat, they wont need one.

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Dont worry I dont have a CAT either and i have no sticker i think sometimes they just didnt get put on or they came off. who knows. yeah 'smog'
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I think it depends where it actually made (the VIN would tell you that). I have an '02 F350 that didn't come with a Cat BUT I don't think there's a sticker saying "approved for sale in California" either,,,, my guess would be, if Any 02's came with Cats, it would be the ones that were
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That sticker is saying it has the California Emissions package, Mine has the same thing. It does not mean there is a CAT mine does not have one. the only thing I can tell that is different is there is no GPR it is a Glow Plug Control Module, it is a little controller that sits where the GPR would normally be.

I actually prefer it because it will tell you what glow plugs go out if they do.

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That sticker is saying it has the California Emissions package, Mine has the same thing. It does not mean there is a CAT mine does not have one. the only thing I can tell that is different is there is no GPR it is a Glow Plug Control Module, it is a little controller that sits where the GPR would normally be.

I actually prefer it because it will tell you what glow plugs go out if they do.
Well, I said I was guessin'

But I'm surprised to hear that "California Emissions" has more to do with the GPs than a converter.... But, of course, nobody should expect logic & reason from any governmental branch
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I guess I will take it to my smog guy and have him run the VIN before I do my exhaust!
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