Bought a 1991 Mazda RX7 the first week of December.
Due to the extreme weather conditions of the past two months it's been well nigh impossible to work on it much but my 60 day temporary tag was almost up and I needed to pass emissions to get tags.
Three weeks ago I bit the bullet, paid the $25 and gave it a go.
High (barely) CO readings.
Paid a mechanic (self-proclaimed "expert"- long story) $190 to tune her up and get me through.
Now under a real time crunch I decided to take matters into my own hands...joined the RX owners club, read till my eyes crossed, spent a week freezing my ass off (had to work early in the morning and late at night- job, you know) and finally retested again yesterday.
State records revealed that my car had been tested 5 times in the past 11 months and had consistently failed. The "enthusiast" owner I purchased it from never mentioned this little nugget and I considered demanding my money back but really love the car (if you've never driven a Wankel engined car you owe it to yourself to try one- it's a real kick in the ass!) and made it a point of pride to succeed where the others had not.
Now that's out of the way I can start the fun stuff.