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Mercedes GD300 Importation Help

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Guys looking for a little help here... Vlad I will also PM you about this too.

A buddy and I are looking to import a 1982 MB GD300... Pic below.

The original OM617 diesel was replaced with an OM602 (essentially the motor that succeeded the OM617 in the MB lineup)

We would like to import and register the car in the USA but I'm being told that because the motor was replaced that the vehicle will have to meet 2015 emissions standards. This doesn't seem right to me because if you put a crate motor in your '80's Mustang you would't have to meet 2015 standards, you're still bound by '80's standards... Right?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



Ed Smith

1957 B85F 1242 "The General Ike"

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As I understand the emissions regs....the emissions go with the vehicle model year (based on VIN). If you put a newer engine in an older vehicle...emissions = older vehicle MY. If you put an older engine in a newer vehicle....emissions = new vehicle MY.


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If you want me to look over the vehicle (post) send me the link. I have neither new PM so far.

That silver one is in Holland.

I'm too wonder how are you going to import a car in the States and what is required to.

Afraid it wouldn't turn out for not much.

Would like to drive it to you if not so wet along the way :tease:

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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