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#101 stevegtuk

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:30 PM

Unless this has been deferred/revoked, a diesel car which was originally equipped with a cat that has subsequently been removed will fail. That's according to a notice to testers something like 02/14.... does anybody know different?

Of course tester has to know your car was cat equipped and be able to see its not now...

 

As far as I am aware, with the rules that came that date you mentioned, all cars, petrol or diesel that had cats and/or dpfs fitted when first built, must still have them on, whether it be original spec or sports version.

 

Saying that, mine still has the decat pipe on and passed all its MOTs, so far (touch wood :whistling: ).

But, when I take it to the garage for service and MOT I am still taking the cat and leaving it with the garage just in case the independant tester they take it to fails the car, that way they can refit and take back the same day.


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:34 PM

The latest MOT Testers manual states (as a reason for rejection):

A catalytic converter or particulate filter missing where one was fitted as standard

 


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:19 PM

According to a mate of mine who's a tester as long as the cat is there physically then it's not a failure. If u remove the guts from the cat and then bolt it back up then it will pass. Diesels are based on smoke test as long as there's no excessive smoke it's fine :-)

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:02 AM

Sorry to jump in late on this thread but I wonder if it differs from mot centre to centre. My dad rally drives a racing puma and a few years back when the mot regs changed he had a hell of a job finding somewhere that would mot it as it had no air bags etc. He also had to fit a standard exhaust as 1 - it would fail due to the noise, and 2 - it was fitted with a CAT so needed one or would fail the test. They have since moved miles away but there local test centre said " it's obviously a rally car so as long as it passes the emissions without a cat it will pass".




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