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Old 08-10-2004   #1
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Sports Cat question

i know that you cannot use a cat bypass pipe, and pass an MOT emissions test, but can you use a sports cat, like they sell at Supersprint, and pass? I was wondering if, maybe, if a sports cat is not as good as a standard cat, that using an ecotek valve and SUPER unleaded petrol, or maybe one of those nasty additives, would just give it enough room to pass?

Tom, i know you dont have any faith in these types of things, ESPECIALLY fuel additives, so any other ideas? just in case?
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Old 08-10-2004   #2
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Re: Sports Cat question

its a 1.8 engine btw
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Old 08-10-2004   #3
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Re: Sports Cat question

Fuel has enough additives in as standard, it needs no more

You can get true 'sports' cats which have grossly inflated prices or you can get a more generic cat which is essentially a 'sports' cat but doesn't come with the daft price. I have one, cost 170 all in and passed the MOT easily.
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Old 08-10-2004   #4
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Re: Sports Cat question

A proper (e.g. Miltek) sports cat will pass an MOT, although it may need to be warm to be running properly. Low quality high-flow cats are basically normal cats with fewer cells and could well end up failing you
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Old 08-10-2004   #5
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Re: Sports Cat question

Cheers Tom, and anon. Any idea where Supersprint come on this scale of good-crapness? Cant see prices for it, so its hard to know from that...
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Old 08-10-2004   #6
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Re: Sports Cat question

the emissions test is only ever done when warm, no cat works when cold.
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Old 08-10-2004   #7
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Re: Sports Cat question

A metalcat will be 200 for the 1.8. They are made in exactly the same way as the Miltek, folded coated stainless steel just without the cost.
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Old 08-10-2004   #8
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Re: Sports Cat question

Miltek cat:
http://www.millteksport.com/hiflow.s...cats.cells.cfm

A bit blurry but this is my cat:
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Old 08-10-2004   #9
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Re: Sports Cat question

yeah, already got the supersprint on though, Paul R did it.
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Old 10-10-2004   #10
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Re: Sports Cat question

It sales through! Dont you worry!

Paul R
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Old 10-10-2004   #11
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Re: Sports Cat question

i dont think supersprint do the cat replacement pipe no more!! If anyone knows if any garage has any in stock (as supersprint have stopped production!!) I would be interested in knowing...
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Old 10-10-2004   #12
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Re: Sports Cat question

i just looked it up in the hellfrauds catalogue in-store... its a pretty extensive listing they do !!! mightily impressed i was.
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Old 10-10-2004   #13
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Re: Sports Cat question

oh yeah, my point was, it said off-road only next to the sports cat, AND the bypass pipe, so i figured it may not pass
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Old 11-10-2004   #14
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Re: Sports Cat question

Apart from the legal aspects of the cat replacement pipe they are a total ****ing ripoff. Over 100 for 12" of pipe.
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Old 11-10-2004   #15
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Re: Sports Cat question

i agree, imagine how much it'd cost to make a whole exhaust system out of that pipe.
shh! dont start talking about legal issues, you'll be accused of having an hard on for the law. only jokin
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