It would be cool if anyone has their inspection printout, to post the spec'd emissions data alongside recorded emissions testing data. It would be interesting to see how many of our older cars hold up against today's cars in terms of their output.
yeah i saw that, bmws run rich, we have to bring ours to a private mechanic to pass it (94 325i). They have to get it to a certain temp, and run it at a certain rpm i think, or it won't pass. If you go to the epa link I posted, you'll find the differences b/w the manual and auto insight, and the cali/non cali. Big differences there, the scores vary from 3 to 9 out of 10! cali auto being the best, and 49 state manual the worst if I am not mistaken.
Took my wifes '04 Honda Odyssey to the dealer today for emissions & state safety inspection... Got the emissions report back and all is says is PASS; they did the OBD-II (quick) test vice the tailpipe (sniffer) test, and all the boxes have N/A in their fields
I'm bummed 'cause I like to track the data. I'm going to call the dealer to see if the actual numbers are available from my test.