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post #1 of 5 Old 01-12-2015, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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anyone with a v8 in a wrangler or xj -- how do you (or do you) pass inspection?

Title says it all... my understanding is that most states won't pass a car that has a non-original (i.e., a same year or newer motor that was offered in that vehicle) motor. To anyone that has dropped in a v8, do you bother with inspection, or just trailer?


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post #2 of 5 Old 01-12-2015, 05:59 PM
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Mine is titled and street legal.
In Georgia, anything over 25yrs is exempt from emissions.
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Mine is titled and street legal.
In Georgia, anything over 25yrs is exempt from emissions.
yeah, my jeep is exempt from emiissions in NY as well, but still has to pass a safety inspection... I thought the prohibition against non-original motors was a federal reg.

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yeah, my jeep is exempt from emiissions in NY as well, but still has to pass a safety inspection... I thought the prohibition against non-original motors was a federal reg.
I believe the legislation is that non original motors are permitted, but

1) the motor must be from a vehicle the same model year or newer than the vehicle it is being swapped into

2) the motor must be from the same class of vehicle (IE, no LS1 corvette motor in a jeep, but a 5.3 from a suburban or silverado is fine)



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post #5 of 5 Old 01-13-2015, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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This is what I'm referring to, from the EPA web site. Since its federal, it trumps state rules. So I'm wondering if anyone has had any issues-- so far I've been ok, but may need to switch mechanics soon:


A "certified configuration" is an engine or engine chassis design which has been "certified" (approved)
by EPA prior to the production of vehicles with that design. Generally, the manufacturer submits an
application for certification of the designs of each engine or vehicle it proposes to manufacture prior to
production. The application includes design requirements for all emission related parts, engine
calibrations, and other design parameters for each different type of engine (in heavy-duty vehicles), or
engine chassis combination (in light-duty vehicles). EPA then "certifies" each acceptable design for use,
in vehicles of the upcoming model year.


For light-duty vehicles, installation of a light-duty engine into a different light-duty vehicle by any
person would be considered tampering unless the resulting vehicle is identical (with regard to all
emission related parts, engine design parameters, and engine calibrations) to a certified configuration of
the same or newer model year as the vehicle chassis, or if there is a reasonable basis for knowing that
emissions are not adversely affected as described in Memo 1A. The appropriate source for technical
information regarding the certified configuration of a vehicle of a particular model year is the vehicle
manufacturer.

For heavy-duty vehicles, the resulting vehicle must contain a heavy-duty engine which is identical to a
certified configuration of a heavy-duty engine of the same model year or newer as the year of the
installed engine. Under no circumstances, however, may a heavy-duty engine ever be installed in a
light-duty vehicle.

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