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No, I'm using it as an example of what the Feds will cheerfully do, worst case scenario. Notice that they are bragging about having destroyed the non-compliant vehicle. The Feds are fully entitled to order your seized vehicle destroyed rather than give you the chance to correct any problems with it.

The point is, the Feds don't have to issue 'fix it' tickets. They can (and will) seize your truck, destroy it, then send you the bill along with a nice fat fine.

As I said in my initial post - I'm not saying people shouldn't convert to diesel. I'm just saying there are potentially serious legal ramifications that someone who is interested in converting should be aware of.
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Me and my park going 4BT F150 laugh heartily at this thread

Good grief
I guess I'll just drive my Cummins swapped F350 to the feds so they can crush it.

Then I'll go home and throw my 4bt away because it's illegal.

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surely you guys can separate the differences between what is "possible". what is within the FED's rights", and "you guys are all going to hell for doing a swap!" and no one suggested anyone turn in themselves.

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I guess I'll just drive my Cummins swapped F350 to the feds so they can crush it.

Then I'll go home and throw my 4bt away because it's illegal.
The F-350 is fully legal as the 350 *was* sold in a diesel variant.


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surely you guys can separate the differences between what is "possible". what is within the FED's rights", and "you guys are all going to hell for doing a swap!" and no one suggested anyone turn in themselves.
Apparently not - or they suffer from reading comprehension issues. I clearly said that I'm not telling people to not do a diesel swap, only telling people that there are potential legal ramifications they should be aware of.
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Its really easy to simply say: "You know folks, it is federally illegal to swap a diesel into a gas vehicle regardless of what your state says. And, if you do something to piss off a federal officer whine on federal land, they can impound and destroy your vehicle." That is all that is required to state your point.

Instead, you shit all over a the OP's thread when he asked about laws in Texas, then shit over my thread discussing swap laws in California by blowing things way out of proportion and passing off a video as something it wasn't.

It is really clear you feel very strongly about it. That's great. Reading comprehension has nothing to do with it. What does have something to do with it is your arrogance and obnoxiousness. The whole point of posting in the manner you did is to overwhelm the reader into discouraging the very idea of a swap.

So, just own it. We have all been on the internet long enough to know how to behave and be respectful.
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re ENGINE SWITCHING FACT SHEET
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production...ngswitch_0.pdf
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UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
re ENGINE SWITCHING FACT SHEET
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production...ngswitch_0.pdf
Great post.

Cliffs notes from what I can tell:
  • JDM type swaps are illegal, always
  • Light duty to light duty within the same manufacturer is OK (Chevy gas 350 for Chevy 6.2 diesel is fine, not Chevy to Ford)
  • Heavy duty to light duty is illegal
  • Emissions equipment for all legal swaps have to match donor/manufacturer
  • Same year or newer engines are eligible for any given chassis

Its an old document. I will look and see if there is anything newer.

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