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    Thumbs up off with the cat ahaa!

    Well i bit the bullet today (got bored of being off work sick) and had a drive over to MPC to ask about the cat on my 2.2DTI. A few episodes of wheeler dealers later and she was back, the cat now living in the boot lol

    I mut say it was a bit of an experiment and i didnt expect to notice any gains but it has helped no end. There is loads more torque low down and hills in 5th are now a breeze well below 1500rpm and there is much more pull from around 3000rpm upwards. I have noticed that yo dont need the pedal down as far as i did just cruising allong.

    I really recomend this mod to any diesel owner Its freed my car up no end and it leaves a better trail of smoke at full chat which is nice

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    Right thats me decided now!

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    whats the implications for the MOT Test though?? would i have to refit this every time the mot came round?

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    no as there is only a soot test and the cat wont take the smoke out of the gasses

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    How much did that set you back (if you dont mind me asking )

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    £60 for the cat off and a length of stainless welded up, well worth it in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben View Post
    £60 for the cat off and a length of stainless welded up, well worth it in my opinion.
    At MIJ in Walsall?

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    yep sure was

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben View Post
    yep sure was
    Same as me with my GSi then. Only regret I have is not getting my cat as I guess that's the way they keep the price down. 2nd hand cats can be worth upwards of £30 or so I've read.

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    yes my mate takes a few in and he gets around £60 but the vecs is small so probably about £30. this is why i kept mine so it has only cost about £30 to do.

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