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#46 al_reidy

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

Thanks John,

Thats slightly annoying about those bits, doesnt look like Im going to have anything the way I want it on my car!

Your using the VTEC kit i guess? What are you doing about the exhaust? I have the one from the Volvo kit but it only has one silencer on it (same as the vtec I think) so theres no way thats going to meet 99db, or the emissions. Ive looked at active exhaust valves and db killers/extras silencers but dont know how I can fit all that behind the boot lid. Do you have to have a cat aswell or just get it down to the emissions stated?

By the way Im using a steel shell, probably keeping it steel fronted aswell.

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you need a cat for the emissions test. it was very hard to get the car to pass the noise tests. remember about the intake noise, direct it away from the back and lag the pipe work from the filter. the boot lid will need heat shield as will the fuel tank from the rad..

from what i remember it did need a steering lock, and cancelling indicators. i think Car builder solutions have something that can be adapted for the task.

Al

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

HI Ben, yes i have a vtec engine. im lending a different exhaust from zcars for the test which has a cat etc in, to get in below 99db

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:49 PM

Thanks Al, I will check out those extra points.

I will get in touch with Zcars and see if they have a similar set up for the Volvo engine, I wasnt aware they could lend an exhaust like that or sort out the test so thats good to know.

Edited by benmoffat, 10 February 2011 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:17 AM

Dont forget that the turbo also acts as a silencer compared to N/A or supercharged.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

Thanks hadnt thought of that. I dont really have an idea in my head how loud 99db actually is. Think I will pick up a cheap sound meter when its running to check it out.
Hopefully it wont be too bad then, or something just an extra inline silencer will sort out.

Just out of interest what did yours measure at?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:54 PM

I just printed off the 170odd page SVA manual. This makes it all a bit less intimidating.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:41 PM

This makes interesting reading. I'm using a Status Minus for a Z-Cars Yamaha R1 conversion. The car is already Q registered and is currently SORN'd. I was going to send the new engine number to the DVLA and see what happened but I guess from reading this an IVA test is in the pipeline.

#53 al_reidy

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:46 PM

This makes interesting reading. I'm using a Status Minus for a Z-Cars Yamaha R1 conversion. The car is already Q registered and is currently SORN'd. I was going to send the new engine number to the DVLA and see what happened but I guess from reading this an IVA test is in the pipeline.


i wouldn't be so sure, i would contact the dvla as you said but as its already a Q reg how would anyone ever know what it was when it was registered as a Q.
it would have been nice to start a project like this with a Q reg already.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:51 PM

That was my way of thinking. I will find out when I contact them !

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

so this is interesting, i had my first MOT.. and failed on emissions!

#56 brum,brum,mike

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

first mot? So you stil get the 3 years of not needing an mot?

#57 al_reidy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

no, when i tried to buy tax in september last year it asked for MOT. so I'm guessing its 2 years for Q reg's

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

Just a quickee -

couldn't find it on here in the search ...

Brake lights - are they required to work with ignition off - like modern cars ?

(mine don't work with ign off)

#59 mini-luke

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

Does not require it in the manual, no:


Stop Lamps;
7. The correct number must be fitted to the vehicle (Table 1)
8. They must be operational
9. They must only emit red light

10. They must only illuminate when the service brake is applied, and must
extinguish when the service brake is released
11. They must be positioned to meet
a. the positional requirements of Table 1
b. the angles of visibility requirements of Table 1
12. Optional stop lamps must face to the rear

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

The brake lights on my 59 plate mazda 6 don't work with the ignition off (I don't think)




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