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#1071971 - 09/07/21 11:26 PM Wrong Emission Decal from Factory  
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My car was produced at the Arlington Plant and delivered in November 1983. From the factory, it had an XJS 3.8 Liter emission decal on the radiator support. I never realized this until 1992 when taking my car to an oil change shop. I told them to use the truck SBC oil filter and 5 quarts of oil. The tech called me to the car and said said it was a six cylinder. I showed him the four spark plug wires on the driver side "times two." I asked him why he thought it was a six cylinder and he showed me the emission tag.

Curious, does anyone have an SS that left the factory with a XJS 3.8 Liter emissions tag?

#1071976 - 09/08/21 12:31 AM Re: Wrong Emission Decal from Factory [Re: Ghost Car]  
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No, but I do know of an 3,000 mile 85 442 that left the factory with an SBF emission label (VIN Y 307) instead of the correct SBJ emission label (VIN 9 307). So it's not impossible, but very unlikely.

Yours should have been XJT code, correct? (305 VIN H??). P/N 14073530.

There's one here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-CHEVR...RANS-ENGINE-EMISSIONS-DECA-/142455711682

#1071978 - 09/08/21 12:57 AM Re: Wrong Emission Decal from Factory [Re: 69hurstolds]  
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Must have been a Monday or Friday mistake. Maybe the Cowboys were playing on Monday Night Football. The 8th digit in the VIN is "G". It is an L69. I currently have a replacement emission decal with XSF, P/N 14073579. It was my "best" guess of the correct decal 10 years ago. I have my original in my car binder.

Thanks.

#1071982 - 09/08/21 01:15 AM Re: Wrong Emission Decal from Factory [Re: Ghost Car]  
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Ok, for the 305 VIN G, your XSF is correct. Good guess. smile


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