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Only diesels are revved up that high,and it depends on the pick up of the engine if they reach the limiter or not.The emissions machine tells us when to hit the accelerator and when to release it,so how high it revs can vary from engine to engine.
We check the engine
level and temperture before we do it,and you should also be asked about the cambelt condition when you bring the car in(i.e,when it was changed).
It is a very harsh way to check the emissions,and from a mechanical point of view completely the wrong thing to do,but the people that make the rules seem to know best.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo