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GDE had a post where they said that FCA does not provide a list of CVNs to the EPA or to dealers so they have no way of knowing that the truck is tuned. Wonder if this is still true?

Would a used ECU pass the smog test? The tune part should be ok, but I’m concerned about the original VIN that cannot be changed. The smog machines read the VIN off the ECU, no idea is that is the current vin or original one.
 

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GDE had a post where they said that FCA does not provide a list of CVNs to the EPA or to dealers so they have no way of knowing that the truck is tuned. Wonder if this is still true?

Would a used ECU pass the smog test? The tune part should be ok, but I’m concerned about the original VIN that cannot be changed. The smog machines read the VIN off the ECU, no idea is that is the current vin or original one.
That was years ago. With this new rule CARB might have requested CVN from all manufactures so they can implement it. Best to ask CARB and FCA to get the details. We recommend only the stock tune for folks in CA. Outside that state, then run the GDE tune as it will have better fuel economy, performance, drivability and cleaner oil. CARB is speeding global climate change by promoting higher levels of CO2 generation in vehicles....in today's society we could call that 'crimes against humanity'.
 

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CARB is speeding global climate change by promoting higher levels of CO2 generation in vehicles....in today's society we could call that 'crimes against humanity'.
I'm unsure of the specifics of what CARB requires but higher Co2 is acceptable if it coincides with a reduction in nox , consisting of mostly nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. I work in a power plant and have mandated emissions monitors I maintain and calibrate, we have to consistently consider our firing rate to ensure we keep low CO2 and nox output.

Co2 is bad but nox is worse for both you breathing it and the ozone that it depletes at a significantly faster rate than CO2. The temperature of combustion is what makes diesels produce lower CO2. Anyone that's is reading this far and care to know there is a temperature curve that ALL major manufacturers of engines, boilers, gas turbines, and any fossil fuel consuming device is aware of. The hotter you burn the more Nox is produced. It is certainly more efficient to burn hot and lean but nox production goes up. As a result of burning hot CO2 in turn goes down. So while CO2 is bad for us and the atmosphere, nox is worse. At work we have 6 high efficiency boilers 3 stories tall for generating massive amounts of steam that we de-rated to reduce our total emissions. We have 2 small gas turbines as well. ALL have independent emissions monitoring systems that I maintain and certify so we can submit all the required paperwork to the EPA quarterly. I know the gde tune makes for a more efficient running engine and lowers CO2 but it's almost certainly going to raise nox above CA mandated levels. I don't know what those are as I don't live in that state (thank God). Because of their population they have the weight behind them to make state laws that in turn effect global companies to comply to keep that consumer base.
 

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For many years I tramped around the USA building fossil fueled power houses. I've had untold interaction with liberal organizations with regard to the imagined horrors of fossil fueled power stations, from contamination of ground water to acid rain from low sulfur coal. In 99% of the cases the so called studies were based on flawed information or hearsay...or in us old construction folks vernacular horseshit. Then comes the California government.... Thank God I live in the conservative part of the USA not not the Socialist State of California.

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I'm unsure of the specifics of what CARB requires but higher Co2 is acceptable if it coincides with a reduction in nox , consisting of mostly nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. I work in a power plant and have mandated emissions monitors I maintain and calibrate, we have to consistently consider our firing rate to ensure we keep low CO2 and nox output.

Co2 is bad but nox is worse for both you breathing it and the ozone that it depletes at a significantly faster rate than CO2. The temperature of combustion is what makes diesels produce lower CO2. Anyone that's is reading this far and care to know there is a temperature curve that ALL major manufacturers of engines, boilers, gas turbines, and any fossil fuel consuming device is aware of. The hotter you burn the more Nox is produced. It is certainly more efficient to burn hot and lean but nox production goes up. As a result of burning hot CO2 in turn goes down. So while CO2 is bad for us and the atmosphere, nox is worse. At work we have 6 high efficiency boilers 3 stories tall for generating massive amounts of steam that we de-rated to reduce our total emissions. We have 2 small gas turbines as well. ALL have independent emissions monitoring systems that I maintain and certify so we can submit all the required paperwork to the EPA quarterly. I know the gde tune makes for a more efficient running engine and lowers CO2 but it's almost certainly going to raise nox above CA mandated levels. I don't know what those are as I don't live in that state (thank God). Because of their population they have the weight behind them to make state laws that in turn effect global companies to comply to keep that consumer base.
You are on a different scale comparing powerplants to automobiles. We look at a gram/mile basis for emissions and the Ram makes about 0.05 gram/mile of NOx and 500 gram/mile of CO2. The NOx is miniscule compared to CO2. Nox from vehicles is not affecting ozone as it is at ground level. Power plants push emission plumes into the upper atmosphere where it can mix with VOC to mess with the ozone. Granted, NOx can be a breathing irritant and I have read the few studies on it. What is interesting, breathing issues in the US do not correlate to NOx generation strongly, ie. not much relation. However, track breathing issues with the pollen season and you see a very strong correlation between those two. I am saying, pollen has a much worse effect on humans than NOx in reality. Keep in mind, when you make CO2 it is a stable compound and with us for about 300 year half-life. NOx is a an unstable compound and breaks down to N and O within minutes to hours, it has about a 1.5 day half-life. FYI, lightning makes more NOx than cars do on a yearly basis.

CO2 is a much bigger issue on this planet than NOx. Only CO2 is accumulating over time. We had the NOx issue taken care of around 2001 based on emission regs in force at that time.
 

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Actually wasn't trying to compare power plant emissions to the ecodiesel. It was more of a rant directed at liberal thinking and the state of CA

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So, what are all the tuned Cali guys doing about the smog tests? Getting a used ECU to save your tune? Obviously if your tune came with a handheld you could go stock.
 

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we don't own anything, we rent it all. In order to actually own something you need alloidal titles and there are only a few places that's possible, or was possible I believe in Texas or something I forget.

so long as there are taxes to be paid, everything is collateral against that debt.

driving isn't a freedom-right, it's a privilege granted to you by the people who vote in people to make laws (at least on "public" roads which most people would constitute as "driving").

if you want less restrictions, get more people to vote in-line with that opinion.
 

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C(r)ook county (i.e. Chicago) has a "fee" for all firearms and firearm related sales, they can't call it a tax but a "fee" is ok. They say the money goes to help victims of gun violence. And while I feel for the truly innocent victims/bystanders of drive-bys, gang shootings, mass shootings, etc., who don't deserve what was done to them; I don't think the honest law abiding citizens should be forced to pay for the actions of criminals. Especially when you know those criminals aren't buying their guns legally and therefore aren't paying the "fee" either.
Honest law abiding citizens pay for the actions of everyone, whether it is cost of incarceration of convicted criminals or picking up the tab for multibillion $$ corporations that don't pay their share, to small business owners that operate on a a cash basis ripping off their local tax base.
 
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