Cat replacement pipes.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:36 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:38 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:40 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:53 PM
I am de-catting mine when i finally get the de-cat pipe gaskets, bought the de-cat pipe early last year, (£18 from maniflow) but no gaskets - DOH!!
Its cheap bolt on performance tho!! £18 for 3 horses maybe!
If you go to Bingley hall, then maniflow might be there, i emailed them yesterday, but they cannot give me a definate answer until next week, as i am after a LCB for my MPI!!!
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:08 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:13 PM
The only problem is fitting them, it is right in the centre of the car, so if you jack the back up you are too far away from the front bolts, if you jack the front up you are too far away from the rear bolts as you have to hold it aswel, else the whole pipe just turns!!
Best bet is to get it on a 'pit, or up on pro ramps to give you all round access, and somebody else can get down there to hold the pipe for ya!!
Will give you some feedback when i fit mine, which won't be till February now along with all the other mods.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:19 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:33 PM
If you email them they should be able to give you a price, they usually reply within an hour or so aswel! (in the daytime)
Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:43 PM
When the new exhaust was put on all was good for a week then the gaskets started to blow so a small amount of gum gum sealant and retightening the bolts sorted that out.
so i was going to use this technique again when the de-cat pipe goes on with gaskets
Posted 05 January 2005 - 09:13 PM
The legislation is, the car had to be manufactured with a catalytic convertor in 1993 or somewhere around there...
It is not illigal to remove the cat once delivered.
If the car passes the emmisions levels for the age of vehicle then it is OK.
Here's an extract from an MOT testers Q&A paper....
7. Your vehicle has had its catalytic converter removed and replaced by a normal exhaust silencer but passes the emissions Test. Does it fail the MOT because it hasn't got a catalytic converter when it should have one?
A. No, if it passes the emissions part of the MOT that is acceptable.
B. Yes, the absence of the catalytic converter when the vehicle was originally fitted with one will result in an MOT failure.
C. Yes, because all vehicles must now be fitted with a catalytic converter.
I think all Caterhams are supplied fitted with cats and the pipe to replace it when you get home !
Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:10 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:00 PM
thats my rant over. i wont be using the gum gum idea at all now as it won't be a catalytic convertor, i just hope the gaskets will do the job
Posted 06 January 2005 - 11:43 PM
Was looking at getting an LCBN for the spi sprite as there is one made, but it has no hole for the lambda sensor, so the car would run too rich without it. Does anyone know of a more freeer flowing manifold and front pipe for an spi with a lambda hole?
Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:00 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:35 PM
Near me I've never heard of anyone of the scene getting stopped for "randomn" checks, but I don't think its worth the hassle either.
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