16v Cat

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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:33 pm

I have told him but hes not wanting to spend money on it, and has left it upto me to sort it, the MOTs out now so I need to do something with it. Im trying to work out the easiest and cheapest way of saving it from being broken up for parts whcih will happen if theres a £200 MOT bill.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:59 pm

Sounds like he's given up on it. Any use to you, Tim? I mean, to help keep your 16v on the road? Or is it really nice and well worth saving in which case why doesn't he offer it up for sale?
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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:37 pm

To be honest phil, besides the crumpled rear quater and that catalyst problem the cars a better car than mine and had a full service including cambelt not a monthe before it has the bump and the bodys nice too.

Im waiting to see what Martin my friendly mechanic says about fitting the cat, its a reasonably straight forward job its a case of cut out the old one and weld in the new one I hope which shouldnt take that long :oops:

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:16 pm

The cat is the same size and a slightly bigger bore so will active as sleeve, and we already have the cat and its only costing £20 to have it fitted its worth a go!

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Post by Kitch » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:05 pm

If it gets broken, I dibs the front doors, bonnet and bumper :idea:
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tim leech

Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:37 pm

It wont be broken up Kitch if I have anything to do with it,

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Post by tim leech » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:59 pm

Hoorah it passed its retest today after fitting the catalyst. Fortunatly I had the old cat from my Xantia and it only cost me £30 to get it fitted. bit better than £200! I think Jack owes me a beer! :D

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:00 pm

Another credit to your dedication to the cause Tim!
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Post by tim leech » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:14 pm

Doubt I will get a medal though!

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:38 pm

That will be handy for all the 16v cat brigade to know if they have future problems, might be worth bangin a post onto their site, could save a few cars that....

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:16 pm

I think all cats do pretty much the same thing its just a case of getting one that you can make fit as we did.