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How to know whether a Lexus rx450h qualifies for California Emissions standards?

How to know whether a Lexus rx450h qualifies for California Emissions standards?
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  1. Is my car California emissions certified?
  2. What's the difference between federal emissions and California emissions?
  3. Does Lexus RX450H have timing belt or chain?
  4. What other states follow California emissions?
  5. What year vehicle is exempt from emissions in California?
  6. How old does a car have to be to be exempt from emissions in California?
  7. Which state has the strictest emission laws?
  8. How do I know if my catalytic converter is California legal?
  9. What are the emission laws in California?
  10. When did Lexus stop using timing belts?
  11. What Lexus have timing chains?
  12. Which Lexus engines have timing chains?

Is my car California emissions certified?

To find out whether a car, truck, or motorcycle is California certified, check the emission label under the hood. ... The label should read that the vehicle conforms to California regulations, or that it is legal for sale in California. Exemptions. There are a few exemptions to the law.

What's the difference between federal emissions and California emissions?

Federal emissions stickers will just say, "This vehicle conforms to U.S. EPA regulations". California emissions vehicles will state, "This vehicicle conforms to U.S. EPA and State of California regulations". ... On light-duty vehicle and trucks, the sticker will be located under the hood or in the engine compartment.

Does Lexus RX450H have timing belt or chain?

The 2011 Lexus RX450H comes equipped with a timing chain.

What other states follow California emissions?

The states that accept California emissions standards are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.

What year vehicle is exempt from emissions in California?

Your vehicle does not need a smog inspection if your:

Gasoline-powered vehicle is a 1975 year model or older (This includes motorcycles and trailers.) Diesel-powered vehicle is a 1997 and older year model OR with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 pounds.

How old does a car have to be to be exempt from emissions in California?

2683 into law. The new law repeals California's current rolling emissions-test exemption for vehicles 30 years old and older and replaces it with a law requiring the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles.

Which state has the strictest emission laws?

In 2007 Maryland became the 12th state to adopt Clean Cars legislation, implementing California's stricter vehicles emission standards.

How do I know if my catalytic converter is California legal?

Aftermarket catalytic converters must be exempted from California's anti-tampering laws in order to be legally sold and installed in the state. ... To determine the correct catalytic converter part number for your vehicle, you will need its make, model, model year, engine size and test group/engine family designation.

What are the emission laws in California?

All manufactured vehicles, even partially assembled ones must meet emission standards for their model year. California and USEPA emissions labeling is required on all motorcycles starting in the 2006 model year. California and USEPA emissions labeling is required on all motorcycles greater than 50cc since 1980.

When did Lexus stop using timing belts?

Many older models of Lexus vehicles used timing belts but that was typically pre-2005 or 2006. Since that time nearly every vehicle that Lexus makes has been outfitted with a timing chain rather than a timing belt.

What Lexus have timing chains?

Originally Answered: Does Lexus LS series have timing belt of chain? The 1UR V8 engine series used in the LS since 2006 uses a timing chain. LS's have a quad overhead cam V8 engine. Those four cams are driven with a timing belt that should be changed approximately every 90,000 miles, depending on conditions.

Which Lexus engines have timing chains?

Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

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