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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:37 PM
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Importing to USA without original engine

Just wondering would US customs know that a 200tdi was not a 2.5na if it didn't have the turbo on it?

Saw some of the treads where having a non-original engine was causing problems and it made me thinko of the guys in the UK that use 200tdi engines in series rovers without turbos.

Don't worry I don't have a truck to sell or export to the US, just wondering.
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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:41 PM
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I’m pretty confident that one of the many sets of eyes to inspect every rover that comes in would spot that VERY obvious swap (even without the turbo).
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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:50 PM
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They'll be looking for it now that you've made this post haha
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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:53 PM
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They check the engine serial number which contains the engine code. This must match the engine code in the VIN.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 06:06 AM
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Even my non mechanical wife knows a 200tdi head looks different to a 2.5na.... so there is an excellent chance that CBP does to.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:02 AM
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So I was thinking about robbing this bank, I was wondering do you think if I wear a mask they will catch me?
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:03 AM
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Not to mention all the intercooler plumbing...
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:07 AM
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To be fair when I imported my truck the guy literally found the vin plate under the hood, took a peek, let me drive it out of there.

Mind you my truck is an 84, was all original, and had only been legally importable for 5 months at the time (meaning it was likely one of the first handful of D90s stateside).

I am sure they are looking for it now, CBP loves memo's I'd wager
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:25 AM
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Mind you my truck is an 84, was all original, and had only been legally importable for 5 months at the time (meaning it was likely one of the first handful of D90s stateside).
Things are a lot different today versus 2009.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:41 AM
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To be fair when I imported my truck the guy literally found the vin plate under the hood, took a peek, let me drive it out of there.

Mind you my truck is an 84, was all original, and had only been legally importable for 5 months at the time (meaning it was likely one of the first handful of D90s stateside).

I am sure they are looking for it now, CBP loves memo's I'd wager
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Were you at a border crossing or at the port?
My experience at the port is that the vehicles are verified to be legally importable by CBT before you come for a pick up and when you get there you only witness the final verification that you are taking the correct vehicle off the port.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:50 AM
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Were you at a border crossing or at the port?
My experience at the port is that the vehicles are verified to be legally importable BY CBT before you come for a pick up and when you get there you only witness the final verification that you were taking the correct vehicle off the port.
At the port, but it seemed very apparent that no one gave 2 shits about it when I was there, and yes there may have been an inspection, but the vehicle cleared within a day of landing, could've been a RORO thing.

Again, this was waaaaay back before people started doing things like OP described and abusing the system and to bring in non-conforming vehicles. I know for a fact today I wouldn't attempt to bring in a non-conforming vehicle.
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So I was thinking about robbing this bank, I was wondering do you think if I wear a mask they will catch me?
My second question is should I post up my intentions to rob a bank on a public forum that is regularly monitored by Federal law enforcement agencies? Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Things are a lot different today versus 2009.
agreed and it has nothing to do with defenders.. Doug and Will would have more insight but i have to think CBPs mandate has changed with this new administration

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...igration-raids
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Old March 8th, 2018, 08:59 AM
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agreed and it has nothing to do with defenders.. Doug and Will would have more insight but i have to think CBPs mandate has changed with this new administration

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...igration-raids
Great, gestapo tactics in the land of the free.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 09:21 AM
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... but i have to think CBPs mandate has changed with this new administration

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...igration-raids
From the article you cited

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Authorities previously targeted 7-Eleven stores five years ago, under the Obama administration, when New York prosecutors announced the arrest of nine people who operated stores in New York and Virginia, saying the owners obtained stolen Social Security numbers to put undocumented workers on the payroll.
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Great, gestapo tactics in the land of the free.
Comparing the arrest/deportation of illegal immigrants to the genocide of a religious group is pretty messed up.

"The Gestapo, as well as its parent organization, the SS, aided the Einsatsgruppen, or mobile killing units, responsible for the massacre of nearly one million Jews during the Holocaust."

https://www.encyclopedia.com/history...istory/gestapo
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Old March 8th, 2018, 10:38 AM
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From the article you cited
Comparing the arrest/deportation of illegal immigrants to the genocide of a religious group is pretty messed up.
Think Niemöller summed it up:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The illegal immigrant is emerging as our generation's scapegoat. Not saying I have a solution, just commenting that herding people on buses and planes with the clothes on their backs while separating families seems counter to American values.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 11:20 AM
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just commenting that herding people on buses and planes with the clothes on their backs while separating families seems counter to American values.
I am not trying to change your opinion. Everyone is entitled to believe what they want, free country and all.

My point is that deporting people to their country of origin is in no way comparable to what the Gestapo did, and is a extremely poor analogy to make. I can say with confidence that the million+ dead Jews would have much preferred deportation over death.

When I disagree with a law, especially one that has been on the books since I believe 1924, I write a letter or make a phone call to my representatives. I don't call the ones tasked with enforcing it Nazi's.

For disclosure I have a couple family members that work for ICE. I wish I was able to share some stories I have heard involving the exploitation of children, animal cruelty, drug running, counterfeit toys that are health hazards etc. I am not defending all of the agencies actions but just know that they are doing a lot of good work too, and stopping a lot of bad people.

Anyway getting way off topic here...
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Old March 8th, 2018, 02:24 PM
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Please see link below:

https://jalopnik.com/the-latest-figh...ing-1763372806

The article should answer a lot of your questions.

For the record, I represent Officer Overby, and our case is still currently pending before the US Court of International Trade.
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... just commenting that herding people on buses and planes with the clothes on their backs while separating families seems counter to American values.
Could be a whole chit chat thread based on this. I’m with Adam. Thankfully we avoided guns, fiat money and the Fed, the Free Shit Army and EBT, living wage, the list goes on.

Back to topic, OP asked why he cannot break the law, or at least violate regulations. Will’s linked article explains that in detail. He is arguing common sense vs. leviathan stacks of regulations and fed codes. Would be cool to see him set precedence on this issue.
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