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Old May 2nd, 2014, 06:58 PM
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very informative thread. I thought I finally find my LHD ex MOD defender 90 to grace my drive way.
Poof ..here goes the dream ... Big thanks to the Republic of crack-a-fornia-
Good thing I didn't drop the $$$$$ before researching the forum. Thanks for the great info folks
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very informative thread. I thought I finally find my LHD ex MOD defender 90 to grace my drive way.
Poof ..here goes the dream ... Big thanks to the Republic of crack-a-fornia-
Good thing I didn't drop the $$$$$ before researching the forum. Thanks for the great info folks
Do a search for the GM Gen IV engine swap being worked on by Nick here in San Diego. That is the current way forward to make imported Defenders CA compliant.
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very informative thread. I thought I finally find my LHD ex MOD defender 90 to grace my drive way.
Poof ..here goes the dream ... Big thanks to the Republic of crack-a-fornia-
Good thing I didn't drop the $$$$$ before researching the forum. Thanks for the great info folks
I am also wondering if you could import a 1983 - 1985 110 or a 1984 - 1985 90 and convert the engine over to the Mercedes OM617 from the same year if this is possible. The OM617 is approved in CA and was told that the state had more Mercedes sold with the OM617 than the rest of the country combined.
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I am also wondering if you could import a 1983 - 1985 110 or a 1984 - 1985 90 and convert the engine over to the Mercedes OM617 from the same year if this is possible. The OM617 is approved in CA and was told that the state had more Mercedes sold with the OM617 than the rest of the country combined.
As long as the engine is the same model year and newer, all emissions controls (i.e. EGR) carry over to the new chassis, and the engine was for the same weight class, then yes.

Good news is that for some reason LR classified the 94-95 trucks as "light duty" but the 97 as "medium duty", so you can play both ways with the referee when you go see them.
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While I am not from the republic of California my understanding is that in cali a car motor has to be used in a car and a truck motor in a truck.

I would think that would rule out using the merc car diesel in a defender.
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While I am not from the republic of California my understanding is that in cali a car motor has to be used in a car and a truck motor in a truck.

I would think that would rule out using the merc car diesel in a defender.
Was under the impression that SUV and cars were both passenger vehicles, but who knows with CA as the rules there are generally different and thus unique.

BTW the OM617 was used in the G-Class through 1993 and US spec cars through 1985.
Then military vehicles and tracked vehicles until 2000 when it went out of production.
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Not arguing but you have to ask yourself how does a Californian register a unmolested Model A Ford rag top?
No emissions
No air bags
No seatbelts
No rollover protection

Why haven't all the condors died yet?
What about the children?
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Things were simpler when you lived in a van down by the river & drove a lifted Schwinn
The lifted Schwinn was the ultimate chick magnet!
Sleeping in the van gave me some back problems and was a chick repellent.
It was a net zero venture at best.
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