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Old 05 Sep 2006, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Decat legality

Fitting a centre decat pipe would my car pass a mot test?
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've heard from quite reliable sources that if front cat is retained then it should still be road legal...... best thing is to ask your local mot centre and see what they say

i'm looking at removing rear cat from my scooby so i hope this is true......saves taking it off every time for the mot
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it pays to know the right garages lol
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do however agree the downpipe cat is the most restrictive, so leaving it in it should still pass an mot.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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replaced mine with a sport cat,no other cats on the car,passed the MOT no worries.....
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Old 06 Sep 2006, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll speak to the bloke who does my MOTs and what he says
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Old 06 Sep 2006, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well my previous car passed with de-cat centre.!
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Old 07 Sep 2006, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it pays to know the right garages lol
i do......but it would cost me an extra 40 notes to get it done......full de cat of course not just rear cat

i know it contradicts my last post......but 80 - 90 notes for an already rip off mot price

if i can get away with the rear cat being left off 'without' paying the extra then thats what i'll do
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Having just a sports cat, same as Scoobtastic, mine passes the MOT..... Just needs to be dam hot when doing it tho...
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 11:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Bought one from ScoobyWorld gonna fit it later today
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Please let us know how you get on

The only problem the guys had with mine being a classic and having a 6 speed box, it made a slight problem but also having the bolts snap off as well isnt a ideal thing either

Love the noise and the performance it brings
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Started trying to do it got three bolts off and one wouldn't budge (one with a spring on) had to stop and put back together

Anyone know where to get stainless ones from?
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Started trying to do it got three bolts off and one wouldn't budge (one with a spring on) had to stop and put back together

Anyone know where to get stainless ones from?
nopt sure if you can, get a bottle of wd40, and give it a good spray (drown it in it lol), then leave it, go back and do the same thing every few hours then see if it will move
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The spring bolts are the worst. I think I sheared all of them off on my honda when I changed the exhaust. I recommend replacing any bolts you take out with ARP bolts. You wont be disappointed.
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The spring bolts are the worst. I think I sheared all of them off on my honda when I changed the exhaust. I recommend replacing any bolts you take out with ARP bolts. You wont be disappointed.
If you spray them with WD40 or a thread release the day before the job is easier
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