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#1 thomas2407


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:07 PM


Im looking to replace my cat on my '96 Equinox SPI as the one I have is severely corroded.

Looking on in the usual places, I came across this on Ebay. Has anyone bought one and would say its worthwhile?

It also says its non-approved but going by the description, it doesnt need to be approved for cars registered before 2000.

Link https://rover.ebay.c...tm/191536346953


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:27 PM


just bought this one for a SPI

#3 unburntfuelinthemorning


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:11 AM

Be careful with cheap convertors, some of them are one hit wonders and will get you through one MOT before wearing out, some are probably alright but it's hard to tell which are which.  Buy from a reputable source.  Minispares convertors aren't hugely expensive for what they are.  When catalytic convertors first came out in the UK in the early nineties they cost a small fortune to replace so even ones that appear expensive now are quite cheap.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:36 AM

....I came across this on Ebay. Has anyone bought one and would say its worthwhile?
Link https://rover.ebay.c...tm/191536346953

You can never be 100% certain on the validity of the reviews but its the best clue you have as to whether you should buy from them



At least hunterg30's supplier (Yorkshire Exhaust Specialists) seem to have a better reputation, though i would agree with unburntfuelinthe morning....

-IF you can't find a New Old Stock item then buy from a well known Mini specialist

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You get a 7.5% minispares discount as a TMF+ member        -£5 a year but with the cost of replacing bits most of us save money by joining up.

Edited by Itsaminithing, 11 September 2019 - 09:45 PM.

#5 gazza82


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

I've used this company in the past for exhaust items and they have always been ok. The parts are generally a known brand .. I think my parts were Bosal or Klarius


I once ordered a system for a 2001 car with a car, but they rang me back to advise that I'd ordered a non-approved one and they couldn't supply that. Pretty sure it would have worked but it could have failed MOT emissions tests I guess.


They have SPI cats in stock!




#6 thomas2407


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:56 PM

Thanks all, some well natured responses there.

I guess for the reviews, I would always take ebay feedback and they have 99.5% positive feedback and from online reviews, I usually expect people only post negative stuff so tend to take it all with a pinch of salt.

I think Ill pay the extra and use Minispares, at least I can take it back if its s**t.

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