04 WRX with Accessport tuning failing emissions test because of "readiness"
I just went and had my car emissions tested at the same place I did two years ago, even the same kid did it. I was confident my vehicle would pass because I have the Cobb Accessport blocking the CEL from coming on, which would cause me to fail. I haven't done a single thing to my car in the last two years. My car is heavily modded now, and was then, as well.
I failed because 2 of the 10 or so monitors were "Not Ready" to give any feedback to the tester so its an auto-fail. They pretty much accused me of resetting the battery and driving it to them, even though thats not true, and I could even prove it with the 960 miles that were on the tachometer since I've reset it. They told me to drive it like 50 miles and come back. But I know that wont do anything because I know Ive driven it 960 miles since its been reset.
Of the 10 monitors that there are, the 2 that were not ready are the "Oxygen Sensor" and the "Catalyst". I could be wrong, but these seem like the 2 sensors that are being blocked by the Accessport so I dont get a CEL for my exhaust.
Did the technology somehow change in the last 2 years and now its realizing that the Accessport is altering something in my cars computer?
Im debating whether or not I should reset my ECU again and do the recommended drive cycle and then bring it straight to them. I mean, if the monitors werent "ready" in 1k miles, they arent going to be ready at all, I wouldnt think..
Anyone have any ideas?