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Well, that was fun!...
« on: 11 November 2019, 09:20:27 »

Last week my seven month old Catalytic converter started rattling...got in touch with the retailer, they sent me another one out,

Because the car is in daily use I had the weekend only to do the job...then other half got called into work on Sat, and it was chucking it down, I was at work Sunday, finished at 3pm, get home, someone parked in such a way we couldnt quite get the car on the front garden patch of tarmac. So from 4pm till 7.30ish scrabbled around in the gutter, with the car not nearly high enough to do the job.
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The replacement they sent, though from the same make (BM Cats) theyve changed the design,so for a pedant like me they now no longer 'match' no head shield any more, though the cat itself seems to have a painted finish - odd, also the flange to manifold looks to be an inferior design with larger holes without as much 'purchase' for the (soft metal) manifold nuts, the middle bracket is also a weaker design. The genuine GM gasket is in the bin, I guess they can't/shouldn't be reused.

::) Ah well! Then sat scraping off sealant to redo the scuttle, which is leaking causing a misfire.. until 10.30pm. 

So...is this a one-off, or has BM cats' quality fallen off a cliff, too? The NS cat has only been on about a month, so if that starts grumbling in May I'll let you all know!
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Re: Well, that was fun!...
« Reply #1 on: 11 November 2019, 11:45:41 »

I presume you kept the old one and will sell it for a few bob. :)
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Re: Well, that was fun!...
« Reply #2 on: 11 November 2019, 12:29:24 »

Oh, I'm going to retire off the proceeds, yes!  :D
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Re: Well, that was fun!...
« Reply #3 on: 11 November 2019, 17:35:53 »

Lot of theft of cats lately. Quite blatant about it. :-\
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Re: Well, that was fun!...
« Reply #4 on: 11 November 2019, 20:15:53 »

I presume you kept the old one and will sell it for a few bob. :)

Probably worth 2 in scrap, only OE cats will have the good stuff inside
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Re: Well, that was fun!...
« Reply #5 on: 11 November 2019, 20:53:56 »

Most of the replacements are ceramic.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 November 2019, 23:32:45 »

well this one certainly sounds ceramic! sounds like a teacup rattling around inside a biscuit tin!

My old (GM) ones are still in the back garden, I'll be donating them to a friend who works on a lot of cars, he can always make use of the tubing for car repairs.


Unless the persons of the traveling persuasion discover them first...
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« Reply #7 on: 12 November 2019, 11:50:11 »

 Go and weigh them in yourself
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« Reply #8 on: 12 November 2019, 12:23:54 »

well this one certainly sounds ceramic! sounds like a teacup rattling around inside a biscuit tin!

My old (GM) ones are still in the back garden, I'll be donating them to a friend who works on a lot of cars, he can always make use of the tubing for car repairs.


Unless the persons of the traveling persuasion discover them first...


What's wrong with the GM ones, very rare that they fail, good 3.0L/2.5L cats are worth good money to put on 3.2L.
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« Reply #9 on: 12 November 2019, 13:42:14 »

O.E 3.0 cats are worth about 50-70 each scrap, lazy scrappers will moan as they don't have a code they can look up but proper cat buyers will bite your hand off for big old GM cats 
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« Reply #10 on: 12 November 2019, 18:00:00 »

well this one certainly sounds ceramic! sounds like a teacup rattling around inside a biscuit tin!

My old (GM) ones are still in the back garden, I'll be donating them to a friend who works on a lot of cars, he can always make use of the tubing for car repairs.


Unless the persons of the traveling persuasion discover them first...


What's wrong with the GM ones, very rare that they fail, good 3.0L/2.5L cats are worth good money to put on 3.2L.

They've got 208,000 miles on them and rattled to the point people actually threw copper pennies AT my car, dinging off the door, saying "here, buy yourself a better car"  >:( :'( and laughed.

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