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Title: Do I need a cat?
Post by: Brian of Nazareth on July 27, 2019, 08:15:23 PM
Just looking at the exhaust system on my 2003 1.9 90 Galaxy.
I want to build a stainless system, as some of you know from one of my previous threads.
The system that's on it has been botched at sometime in the past.
There appears to be a cat after the flexi, but there are no sensors on it.
Can anyone tell me if the 2003 90bhp 1.9pd on the Galaxy actually had a cat fitted from factory???

Cheers
Title: Re: Do I need a cat?
Post by: johnnyroper on July 27, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Yes they had factory fitted cat not sure when they started using them but I seem to recall if it had a cat when leaving factory then it has to have one to pass MOT.

Best to include a cat with your SS exhaust system
Title: Re: Do I need a cat?
Post by: Brian of Nazareth on July 28, 2019, 01:17:26 AM
Thanks, Johnnyroper.
I thought as much, just wanted to know if anyone knew any different.

Title: Re: Do I need a cat?
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on August 03, 2019, 01:08:02 PM
I think the cat tends to slow down the car but it will fail the mot if it was built with one and u take it off. Not sure how they check during mot, the last mechanic I used didnít even spot that the brake pads were low but then I think some of them seem more interested in pointing out that your number plate doesnít confirm to ISO standard xxxx even though it reads fine than pointing out that your wheels are about to fall off for example
Title: Re: Do I need a cat?
Post by: johnnyroper on August 03, 2019, 03:41:21 PM
A missing cat is obvious as it is a big can type thing,if it has just been cored out then a tap will also identify its empty.

Brake pads are a difficult one on MOT as they can only go by a visual if itís difficult to see when wheels are on and brake test passes then thatís as far as they will go.