-the redhead- (theredhead) wrote,
-the redhead-
theredhead

Emissions testing

This is one of those boring days to get all sorts of things done. First thing on the list was emissions testing for the little white Subie. As a car gets older one does tend to be concerned that it will pass.

So I trotted off to the state emissions testing station here in Boulder, after properly warming up my car. It took a grand total of 9 minutes from the time I drove up 'till I drove away - they sure are nice and efficient there.

The little car passed with levels that approach a brand new car:

HC GPM - 0.0532 (2.00 pass)
CO GPM - 1.85 (20.00 pass)
CO2 GPM - 310.9828 (no standard)
NOx GPM - 0.4183 (6.00 pass)

Not to shabby for an old car with 160k miles on it. Did I mention I love my mechanic?

*pat pat* Good car

I wish that I could have an electric or hybrid car as so many others here in Boulder do (not affordable right now), but am feeling pretty decent about my emissions at this point.

-the redhead-
...who wishes the clutch would magically be as wonderful...
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