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Old 30 Sep 2008, 08:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
Thanks


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Old 30 Sep 2008, 11:14 pm   #2 (permalink)
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The factory repair manual should have a section that breaks down the
VIN and tell you if it's Calif or not. The local dealer may or may not
be willing to tell you. Another place is the underhood sticker on the
type of emissions system it has.


On Sep 30, 6:09*pm, "doug" <du...@comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
> is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
> Thanks


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Old 01 Oct 2008, 12:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Sep 30, 8:09*pm, "doug" <du...@comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
> is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
> Thanks


I thought all toyotas complied, so you are saying a pa car may be
denied a lisence?
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 12:57 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Sep 30, 6:09 pm, "doug" <du...@comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
> is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
> Thanks



These might help:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures...cts/ffvr29.htm
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/NonCAVeh/NonCAVeh.pdf

At first I thought that non-CA vehicles could be registered by paying
a higher registration fee but I guess this is not actually the case -
the car must be modified?

Michael
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 01:00 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Oct 1, 10:57 am, mrdarr...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Sep 30, 6:09 pm, "doug" <du...@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
> > is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
> > Thanks

>
> These might help:
>
> http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures...h/NonCAVeh.pdf
>
> At first I thought that non-CA vehicles could be registered by paying
> a higher registration fee but I guess this is not actually the case -
> the car must be modified?
>
> Michael




Whoops never mind... from this site: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/NonCAVeh/NonCAVeh.pdf

A California resident or business cannot operate a new out-of-state
vehicle in California that is not "California certified." The
Department of Motor Vehicles will not register it. It cannot be driven
or sold here. If the vehicle is to be
operated or resold, it must be removed from California.

Converting a "federally certified" vehicle to be "California
certified" is not allowed.
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 02:20 pm   #6 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> On Oct 1, 10:57 am, mrdarr...@gmail.com wrote:
>> On Sep 30, 6:09 pm, "doug" <du...@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>> I have a 2000 camry ce. Is there any way to tell from the vin # if the car
>>> is set up for california emmissions. I live in pa.
>>> Thanks

>> These might help:
>>
>> http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures...h/NonCAVeh.pdf
>>
>> At first I thought that non-CA vehicles could be registered by paying
>> a higher registration fee but I guess this is not actually the case -
>> the car must be modified?
>>
>> Michael

>
>
>
> Whoops never mind... from this site: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/NonCAVeh/NonCAVeh.pdf
>
> A California resident or business cannot operate a new out-of-state
> vehicle in California that is not "California certified." The
> Department of Motor Vehicles will not register it. It cannot be driven
> or sold here. If the vehicle is to be
> operated or resold, it must be removed from California.
>
> Converting a "federally certified" vehicle to be "California
> certified" is not allowed.



That is for NEW cars. If, as it appears, you are moving to Calif. from
Penn. you can bring a non-Calif. emission vehicle that you already own
into the state and register it. There is some requirement regarding how
many miles/months old the car must be, which is there so that people
don't try to get around the emission requirements and sales taxes, and
also to prevent people making a business out of it. But a 2000 model
will be far older than that.

The Camry MAY be the same for all 50 states by 2000, but it hardly
matters if you are bringing in your personal car for your use. Thousands
of people do it every year.

Regards,

DAve
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 11:08 pm   #7 (permalink)
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California emissions standard is the most stringent in the US and
probably the world. Toyota markets Partial Zero Emissions (PZEV) 4-cyl
only in Calif. 49 states it's ULEV-II. I thought MA and NY are just as
strict, but probably not.

That's why parts store sell oxygen sensors "for Calif" and "excluding
Calif".




On Oct 1, 11:00*am, mrdarr...@gmail.com wrote:
> A California resident or business cannot operate a new out-of-state
> vehicle in California that is not "California certified." The
> Department of Motor Vehicles will not register it. It cannot be driven
> or sold here. If the vehicle is to be
> operated or resold, it must be removed from California.
>
> Converting a "federally certified" vehicle to be "California
> certified" is not allowed.


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Old 01 Oct 2008, 11:32 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"The most stringent emissions standards in the world are to be found
in California which has become the benchmark for worldwide
environmental legislation. The legislation refers to LEV (Low Emission
Vehicle), ULEV (Ultra LEV), SULEV (Super Ultra LEV), and ZEV (Zero
Emission Vehicle)."

That's probably why Calif/US Toyotas are sludging up, requiring 5000
mile intervals, while other regions' Toyotas do not.




On Oct 1, 12:20*pm, spsffan <spsf...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> The Camry MAY be the same for all 50 states by 2000, but it hardly
> matters if you are bringing in your personal car for your use. Thousands
> of people do it every year.
>
> Regards,
>
> DAve


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