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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Question about "California Trucks"

While working on my truck today I noticed the tag on the passenger side valve cover said: "engine is certified for sale in California in new vehicles rated above 14,000 GVWR, engine is OBD II exempt." So does this mean I have a California truck or do all 7.3s tag say that. Plus what does OBD II exempt mean? Also any links on diffenances between California and normal trucks.

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OBD 2 exempt I believe means that your exempt from emissions system testing. On your other question I don't have the answer to, I've never read in detail my valve cover tag

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Also I believe that "California" trucks have split shot injectors instead of single shots.

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Yeah I need to figure out if I can find out through the VIN where this truck is set for. I thought that the Cali trucks requirede more emission stuff - to bad most of it seems to have fallen off my truck.


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Also I believe that "California" trucks have split shot injectors instead of single shots.

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So the 97s and older trucks don't.

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As far as I know, there were no differences between cali trucks and 48 state trucks till 97

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This is what the sticker on a Cali truck looks like. Also, an easy id is to look for the round "damper" on the fuel pump, which is required for the split-shots.
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Ok so I'm leaning more toward it's not a Cali truck but I need to check for the damper-don't remember seeing anything unusual and don't really want to pull a cover to see if it has the AB split shots if I don't need to.
The tag on mine is like this: (I'll try for a better one later)

So from the other picture posted above I'd say normal 48 truck.


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I believe that Cali trucks also had a different setup when it came to the Glow plug relay, I'm not positive on what's different about it but if someone else can chime in with what it is that would be an easy way to check as well.

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I believe that Cali trucks also had a different setup when it came to the Glow plug relay, I'm not positive on what's different about it but if someone else can chime in with what it is that would be an easy way to check as well.
They have a shunt on the glow plug relay.

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