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    Cat tampered with or missing, I've tried saying that it's not a requirement on diesels until April 1st, no luck!!
    He didn't fail my hids though, hmmmm

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    Did it fail specifically on No Catalytic Convertor fitted, or emissions due to not fitted?

    Go somewhere else for a fresh MoT, see what the results there are
    If they are different, then report the first one

    However the date for catalytic convertors is 01 January 2012

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    It failed on "Catalytic converter, tampered with or missing",
    There was not an emission test carried out, and it passed the smoke test!
    Sorry I should've said, it's a 2.0 dti Estate.
    I've got the new mot manual here, and it doesn't say January 1st anywhere, other than the release date 'for reference and revision purposes' for the updated manual. It's still subject to change until its enforced on 01/04/2012.

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    Oops, double post!

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    I thought it was just an advisory till April. I would ring an MOT station and ask their opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    I thought it was just an advisory till April. I would ring an MOT station and ask their opinion
    I have mate, and it is and advisory until April! It's a new garage I've used this year as my cousin works there, I'm gonna getting redone at my usual!!!

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    If you think they're wrong, inform VOSA.

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    ouch. I'm guessing there'l be a few members worriying now. I nearly had mine removed so am lucky I didn't.

    I think contacting VOSA as has been suggested is the way forward but as alast resort.
    I'd go into the garage and ask the MOT tester to show me where in his book it says it is currently a fail. if he cant show you then tell him to pass you or you'll report him to VOSA and have your mobile and the number handy.
    It maybe that he didn't even spot it anyway- your cousin may have let slip about your mods at some point and the tester wanted to pretend to be sherlock.

    good luck with getting it resolved fella

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    Best way is to gut the standard one so it looks the same.

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