Cat replacement pipes.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:41 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 09:24 AM
i have a de cat link pipe on mine when i got the s/s RC40 its a 1990 so it passes for legality. it was also on the rolling road to make it run better as when it was added replacing the standard exhaust with very low cat, which scraped every speed hump around, it ran too rich and used up lots of fuel but now its been tuned to run properly.
you could try the hope i dont get caught method, my friend has a 1993 cooper with a straight through dtm, which fails the emissions but as soon as it comes to MOT time the standard exhaust can just bolt on its place no problem. its a possible way if you had a different exhaust but if your just taking the cat off it might be a bit awkard.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:07 AM
:fear: Simple, go home, fit cat, do emmisions test, show proof of emmisions compliance, remove cat... !!!
Here's a trick, If a vehicle has had a replacement engine, then the emmisions check will be performed based on the oldest item, Theory goes... if the engine was built pre '75 then it should only be subject to a visual emmisions check... only problem is you have to proove the engine was built in 1975. ( a reciept with an engine number on would be nice ) :fear:
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:31 AM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 03:01 PM
So when you get that 1.8 vtec installed :cheese: you can tune the ***** out of it and they can only do a visual check on the emmisions
I'll be renweing my membership of the Green Party later
Edited by GuessWorks, 14 January 2005 - 03:01 PM.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:54 PM
I'd recommend the Maniflow 2.25 inch de-cat pipe . Easy to fix as you only need one gasket (1 end is flat, the other curls inwards) and you get all the bolts and locking nuts needed. Only cost about £15 aswell.
aye, thats not fair! do you mean this one?? I never noticed that the 2 ends are different, why is that? which end fits facing towards the back of the car?
I never got nuts, or gaskets, and got charged £18!!
**walks off in disbelief.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:11 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 08:12 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:15 PM
There's roadside emissions testing all the time around here, they pull you in and basically do a full MOT on your car at the roadside and also check the VIN and engine number and stuff. Loads of different men from the ministry and police climbing over your car.
The real sneaky thing that you have to worry about if you ditch the cat is roadside emissions CAMERAs. That's right, nasty little chemical sensors which analyse your exhaust gas and take a picture of your number plate at the same time. I think these things actually give you points and a fine too!
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