Last Tuesday I got pulled over and was "reminded" that my tabs were... three whole days expired. When i went to get my new ones, they told me i needed an emissions test because the one I took a year ago was invalid by, yep you guessed it.. three days.
So I pedal my happy ass down to emissions, going "oh crap, the car doesn't idle, i don't have a cat, and it's so rich the back of the car is black!" It idled right, and blew clean even w/o the cat. I did the biggest happy-dance one can do while constrained by the seatbelt. Your emoticon is a pretty reasonable facimile of my actions, so trust me, i know where you're comin' from!
I just barely passed this last weekend. I was soooo close. I had 846 for hydrocarbons on the slow speed test and the max. allowed is 847. Then again that's with 14* and non-carb exempt intake and cat-back. :mrgreen: