Before doing that... get an emissions test done omn it first, should only cost a drink at your friendly mot garage.... worth a go..Ok, I have now got a CAT with no flanges (ooer), but MOT only comes round once a year, and I have got 12 months to get a couple of flanges welded back onto the cat, and then a simple on/off/on job next year. [/b]
We want the video/photgraphic proof of this please Mike - cause it sounds quite amusing from this side.Originally posted by MikeH:
[qb]aeropilot,think yourself lucky you only have cats to contend with,I have a couple of fox cubs who spend the nightjumping unto the boot,across the roof,then slide on their bellies down the screen and bonnet,setting the alarm off in the process,then wait for alarm to stop and repeat as above.This has been going on for weeks only spotted the ba****ds purely by chance,am now experimenting with razor blades on edge mounted on bonnet. [/qb][/b]
Car's from Aug '92 get a cat test, but if they fail the machine resorts to an ordinary gas test. This is the case up to Aug '95, so pre 'N' reg cars should be able to get away without a cat. '92 to '95 was classed as the change over time and a car in this period cannot be failed on the cat test if it passes an ordinary gas test.I have always been under impression that post 1992(or whenever it was) cars HAD to have a cat on by law to pass MOT. In other words , they would still fail an mot even if they had similar emmissions to an older non-catted car.
I thought that there was a completely new ( and stricter ) set of rules drawn up around 1992, so that cars any newer couldnt pass without a CAT.
Am I wrong, it would be useful to know if the Cat itself is essential, or just the emissions level..