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Old 01-05-2016, 05:23 PM
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Does anyone know the laws/legality/regulations regarding engine swaps in Oregon, specifically areas requiring DEQ. I have a 86 XJ with the useless boat anchor 2.8. looking to swap in either 3.8 or go full bore insane with a 4.3l vortec. kinda want to be able to tag it for occasional trips to work, if not it will just become a designated trail rig
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:52 PM
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Regester it outside of deq area.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:07 PM
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lol.. I wish I could. Stuck in Gladstone for awhile till then I am screwed.
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I'm not far from you where I'm at in clackamas. I used to live in Washington and there my 89 is old enough that it didn't have deq anymore and never told them I put a 95 H.O. in either the reason I still have Washington plates regestered at my moms.
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Run required cats and it should pass fine. They won't pop the hood. No real laws about engine swaps as long as it passes the tail sniff
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Run required cats and it should pass fine. They won't pop the hood. No real laws about engine swaps as long as it passes the tail sniff
that is true, I did notice that they DEQ have me pop the hood on my exploder when I had it retagged from CA plates. but it would be just my luck that they ask to look under the hood
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