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Old 08-28-2013, 12:47 PM
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I am having an '07 335i transferred in from CA to VA and I got to thinking about the CA emissions equipment they have on their cars. Not being a CA resident I know nothing about what is put on 335i's and further more, do not want it reducing any potential performance gains.

That said, what can be removed and how difficult is it? or are the emission precautions computer / software based?
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:24 PM
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Why on Earth would you do this?
VA requires emissions testing every 2 years.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:26 PM
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I believe the whole motor is different. I don't think you can just remove SULEV from it.
On a sidenote, it does kill performence.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:08 PM
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The reason I was asking is because it was my understanding that CA is the most strict on emissions, to the point where they would hinder performance with the employed emissions control. I have since learned that almost all late model BMWs are all 50 state compliant [with the exception of the SULEV 325i, 325Ci, and 325iT's] so my question is moot. There may be more models out there, but I highly doubt a twin turbo engine would fall under the SULEV umbrella,..........but I could be wrong.

BTW, 3ismagic#, nice location in your sig. Say hi to the Kennedy's for me.

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:47 PM
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The reason I was asking is because it was my understanding that CA is the most strict on emissions, to the point where they would hinder performance with the employed emissions control. I have since learned that almost all late model BMWs are all 50 state compliant [with the exception of the SULEV 325i, 325Ci, and 325iT's] so my question is moot. There may be more models out there, but I highly doubt a twin turbo engine would fall under the SULEV umbrella,..........but I could be wrong.

BTW, 3ismagic#, nice location in your sig. Say hi to the Kennedy's for me.
You are correct, your car is 50 state legal, so there is nothing that differentiates it from an identical car that was purchased new in VA.
HOWEVER, the 328i engine is a different story. BMW offers the basic N52 and the SULEV N51. There are a large number of mechanical differences between these engines that aren't limited to additional bolt on emissions equipment. The cylinder head, pistons, intake manifold, etc are all different.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:20 PM
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As a result the N51 carries a longer warranty than the N52 according to some sources


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Old 08-28-2013, 07:24 PM
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As a result the N51 carries a longer warranty than the N52 according to some sources


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IDTS. If the car was certified as an AT-PZEV, there would be a longer warranty for the AT-PZEV components.
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