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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #60 on: 30 June 2019, 18:41:09 »

.....that famous scene in the great film Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood comes to mind:

"Well, punk, are you feeling lucky?  Well are you?  I know what you are thinking, has my Magnum, the worlds's most powerful hand gun fired six shots, or just 5?"  :D :D ;)

The Department of Transport are Hiring Clint Eastwood to shot people with non type approved cats  :o
that's even more wasting My 305 a year road tax  :(
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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #61 on: 30 June 2019, 18:53:17 »

.....that famous scene in the great film Dirty Harry with Clint Eastwood comes to mind:

"Well, punk, are you feeling lucky?  Well are you?  I know what you are thinking, has my Magnum, the worlds's most powerful hand gun fired six shots, or just 5?"  :D :D ;)

The Department of Transport are Hiring Clint Eastwood to shot people with non type approved cats  :o
that's even more wasting My 305 a year road tax  :(

Well I can believe that as anything could happen in this mad world of today! ::) ::) :D ;)
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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #62 on: 30 June 2019, 20:58:03 »

Its not the issues at MOT time that concerns me as to be totally honest I expect the average MOT guy isnt even looking at the cats just if the exhaust is blowing as does the car have any terminal rot underneath or are any bushes or track arms showing movement.

The real issue I have is the cost options:

Buy a correct to fit twin lamba drilled cat specific for model...around 200 ish with onlythe effort in removing the old 1 and fitting the replacement...hopefully a sensible mornings work and all fixed.

Or buy 2 new cats at around 150 ..add the cost of the welding in the 2 bosses which I cannot do then have twice the work fitting 2 new cats with the modification of the down pipes which could go horribly wrong.

Mind made up...new cat to fit specific model along with bits to fit...will order in the morning but many many thanks for sharing various views  :y
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« Reply #63 on: 01 July 2019, 09:54:47 »

Its not the issues at MOT time that concerns me as to be totally honest I expect the average MOT guy isnt even looking at the cats just if the exhaust is blowing as does the car have any terminal rot underneath or are any bushes or track arms showing movement.

The real issue I have is the cost options:

Buy a correct to fit twin lamba drilled cat specific for model...around 200 ish with onlythe effort in removing the old 1 and fitting the replacement...hopefully a sensible mornings work and all fixed.

Or buy 2 new cats at around 150 ..add the cost of the welding in the 2 bosses which I cannot do then have twice the work fitting 2 new cats with the modification of the down pipes which could go horribly wrong.

Mind made up...new cat to fit specific model along with bits to fit...will order in the morning but many many thanks for sharing various views  :y

Good decision amba! 8) 8) :y
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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #64 on: 01 July 2019, 10:22:23 »

Hope so ,but it saves me half the work albeit a bit more expensive in the long run.

Great advise and guidance from all much appreciated
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« Reply #65 on: 01 July 2019, 15:02:27 »

If you've previously moved the downstream lambda sensor on both banks, then you might want to similarly modify the new cat before you fit it. Otherwise it will be obvious, on a ramp, that the two sides don't match.
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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #66 on: 01 July 2019, 16:47:45 »

Yes good point ...so either way I need a man with a welder !!...although I really doudt my regular MOT place would notice tbh :D
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Re: Rattling Cat
« Reply #67 on: 01 July 2019, 17:31:07 »

Yes good point ...so either way I need a man with a welder !!...although I really doudt my regular MOT place would notice tbh :D

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« Reply #68 on: 01 July 2019, 17:56:18 »

Yes good point ...so either way I need a man with a welder !!...although I really doudt my regular MOT place would notice tbh :D


fitting a boss into new pipe off the car will take a couple of minutes.


I'll happily do it, but will need some notice as neither of my welders are here. And I'm out all weekend.
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« Reply #69 on: 01 July 2019, 18:04:16 »

Thanks for kind offer Nick.

Will call around at somepoint if that's ok and we can sort things out .When r.u around ?..pm me would be fine  :y
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