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Old 09-22-2004, 23:30   #1 (permalink)
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Qld vs NSW emission rules

Hi

I'm thinking about buying an XC GXL from queensland, A mate brought up a valid point in questioning the ability for it to meet nsw emission standards (as it will need, to be blue-slipped).

A description of what has been done to the engine follows (from sellers description)

Warm 351c with Ford Motorsport rocker covers, Edelbrock air cleaner assembly, K & N air filter. Holley Weiand intake manifold, 600 Holley vac sec carb, big camshaft plus more spent well over $ 4000 on motor alone and driven on premium unleaded (with valve lubricant).

How much of that has replaced the emission gear on a late XC ? Is it likely to pass through blue-slip ?

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Old 09-23-2004, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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you are likely to have none of the required emissions stuff at all. In a 100% legit test you wouldn't even come close to passing.
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You need to put it on straight gas.
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You need to put it on straight gas.
That is probably the most practical and cheap solution. Getting something EPA certified if you get done is a nightmare. Ask MrJucy
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You could always buy a good thermoquad! (thats the plastic Carter carby they came with) I was told to pass a full blue slip I would need one of these. You will get through rego with a Holley as its only a safety check. A couple of years ago they put the boxes on the pink slips for emissions but they arent no my one from last year. They must have changed their minds about them for the moment. ONE big smoky diesel truck would be putting out way more pollution then all of the modified modified GXLs left that only get driven occaisionally.
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Okay. Is an XB make much different ? I'm also interested in a heavily worked xb ute from tassie

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....490851491&rd=1

Is that likely to be too exciting for blue-slip ?

(Sorry about making a pain of meself)

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yes an XB makes a lot of difference because it doesnt have to coply to ADR 27A for emissions. You will need to put a scoop on the hood though, NICE UTE!!!
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Re: Qld vs NSW emission rules

As xacoupe alluded to I've had alot of problems with trying to meet EPA emissions standards on my XD, in fact it has taken 2 years & lots of $$$$ to make them happy enough to let me re-register it. Now not a great deal of people get put through the ringer like I did & many people have modified engines & never need to get tested by the but if you ever do even a standard clevo wont pass you have to make it cleaner then Ford ever could. The simple thing to do is avoid all of this & get a pre June 76 car & as long as you never get a newer block there is nothing they can do to you.
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