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post #21 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 18:44
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^^^

That.

Many insurance firms now recognse that enthusiasts are more likely to look after their wheels and therefore less likely to stack their vehicle - thus commanding a lower premium than their more reckless cohorts.
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Just to confirm...took my car in for the MOT ...no probs ...never mentioned the decat pipe...
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Mine passed yesterday with the decat. They never mentioned it at all, they fitted it for me back in November too and we discussed it then.
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I was in at a longlife dealership today booking my exhaust and they said from March onwards that even diesels need a decat. They said that they changed it about mid-March. Anyone had any issues?
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Mine is due shortly, so i shall find out. But when i asked them about it last year, the owner smirked and just said "don't worry about it"
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Same here my mot is next tuesday,Crossing my fingers that a decat wont be a issue.

Quick someone email Vosa...
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Mine has just been and sailed through an mot today and mine has a gutted cat, but as its my local garage they knew it was gutted and still passed it.
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No fear they have not all of a sudden changed the MOT rules regarding Diesels and decats,Mine went through without any mention of the decat.

But things could of turned out different because a VOSA inspector turned up and wanted to go over my car lucky for me the owner of the garage said no to doing my car as i was sitting and waiting while it was being done,the owner told the guy i had to be gone as soon as the mot was done.
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i have a gutted cat on my car, would it be better to get a proper de-cat pipe now ?
A gutted cat actually works better than a decat pipe as it preserves your exhaust geometry and helps the cylinders to evacuate properly.

What's more you don't have to tell your insurers. You're not to know if the inside of it 'fell apart'.
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A gutted cat actually works better than a decat pipe as it preserves your exhaust geometry and helps the cylinders to evacuate properly.

What's more you don't have to tell your insurers. You're not to know if the inside of it 'fell apart'.
Sooooo torn now, got a Dark Ice decat ready to be fitted, and all the gear to gut my cat...
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Thinking of gutting my cat, what have you guys used to bash it out... Iron rod do the job?

Isn't going to pull up EML on MK2 ZR is it?
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The decat pipe is better flow characterristics over Gutting the original cat and mine passed the mot with a lot of mods including decat, sdi injectors free flow back box and a remap and still got 2.6 on the smoke test with a fail rate of 3.0 and she smokes quite heavy so no probs there they never once mentioned my decat or anything my mk 1 zs sailed through with not one advisory for a 10 year old mg what a good girl


And will def not put any eml light on gutting the cat
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No problems with the decat for me either. 200 flew through the MOT today!
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well done deano for ascertaining that information. Now everyone can tell the pedantic MOT testers to *******.



I hope this does get stickied so should this:

DO NOT GUT CATALYTIC CONVERTERS THEY ARE WORTH MONEY.


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Yoy arw ******** joking I gutted my cat thinking derv ones are worthess
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Is this still a legal modification to do?
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Well the ZS td passed again a few weeks ago with the decat fitted. No problems.
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I've had my car , ZRtd for 2 mot's now , and have never had any probs with my decat pipe . Nor did the tester mention its absence .....
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All,

I emailed VOSA to clarify the decat situation regarding diesels and here's the response:




VERY GOOD NEWS !!!

As far as pollution goes - very bad news. Petrol was always cleaner. Just had more of the particulates they cared to mention, and much less of the particulates they chose NOT to mention. Generally the most harmful ones.

Hey ho.... let me get my hacksaw
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depending on your mot tester they are surposed to fail if not cat is present if there was one at time of manufacturer the rules have changed again this year
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depending on your mot tester they are surposed to fail if not cat is present if there was one at time of manufacturer the rules have changed again this year
Can anyone confirm if this is the case?
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