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Hole in Catalytic Converter

jonw
03-04-09, 15:42
Hi - I've been told after a recent service (at VW van centre) that my 2003 T4 2.5TD SWB has got a hole in the catalytic converter and is 'blowing'. They said new cat is 355 +VAT plus 80 for centre box + labour. Can anyone pls let me know how 'vital' this is as I'm about to go to the French alps on a trip and if i can put it off for 1500 miles??

Am thinking of sourcing parts myself - a quick look showed a cat on ebay for 136! Anything in particular i should watch out for ??

Thanks.

clintharshaw
03-04-09, 16:32
get a de-cat pipe as on thread on here at the moment
they are about 40
bolts in to replace it

hoverjon
03-04-09, 17:05
dont drive 1500 miles witha hole in the cat! get it fixed:)

jonw
03-04-09, 17:05
Cheers Clintharshaw. Much wedge duly saved.
If i don't have time to get it done before I go could it lead to problems?

Wavestarved
03-04-09, 17:17
Junk the cat, it's not needed.
if you're environmentally conscious, wrap some tin around it and hold it in place with some biiiiig jublee clips. (will that work??)

jonw
03-04-09, 17:29
cheers hoverjon - will get it sorted asap.

T4 VIRGIN,
03-04-09, 18:42
get a downpipe from a 1995 1998 2.4 diesel,straight fit and only around 27 plus vat from motor factors

jonw
03-04-09, 21:35
Thanks T4 virgin - but not sure what you mean by 'motor factors'? Googled it and there's loads of em - were you recommending one in particular?
cheers

clintharshaw
04-04-09, 13:06
your nearest exhaust supplier will have one.

it is a pipe from a older 2.4d model which has no cat as vehicles did not have them back then,

as the van is the same as the old 2.4d model the exhaust just got changed in the section so you can simply purchase the piece without the cat.

there should be no probs fitting

emissions will be higher

but your exhaust will breathe easier leading to more power.

i belive they go through an mot with these on aswell

T4 VIRGIN,
04-04-09, 16:36
Thanks T4 virgin - but not sure what you mean by 'motor factors'? Googled it and there's loads of em - were you recommending one in particular?
cheers

sorry just a general motor factors/motor parts supplier,my local is either a company called dingbro or fleet factors - somewhere garages and trades get there parts from,if you were stuck i could get one for you and post,cheers