I hear ya, and prolly would have went through the test given the age of the truck and wanting to see where it'* at. That was ridiculous. I'd a been in a rage if they did that to my 17 YO Cummins that redlines @ 2500 and see'* no need to approach it in day to day. It'* torque curves peaks over 400@1700. Time for a new shop there Bud.
If you look online, there are plenty of reports of peoples vehicles being damaged during this type of emissions testing. Some of them due to inexperienced technicians, others due to the old vehicles not being able to handle that type of romping. Hopefully this gets phased out quick, glad I have somehow avoided emissions tests for close to 4 years
The SSEi would never pass... EGR? PCV? uhh, yea, I got'em... Right here in this box.