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Hi,

Im basically in need of replacing my cat for the MOT. Its rattling like an old can of beans with a few pennies in it. NO holes etc but i pressume the baffles or something has broken up inside. It MAY pass the mot like this im really not sure. More to the point its embarrasing when pulling up at the lights.

Local exhaust centers are quoting anything from £270-£450 LOL:. i see at buypartsby the have a cat replacement for £67 pluss vat and fitting kit. However on ebay i see the de-cat system. Says its MOT pass??? its to fit a 2000 2.5tdi. As for fitting a friend mentioned i may need to blank something off or play with some senors???

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Diesals dont need a cat for mot. loads of threads on here- search 'decat'

my stainless steel decat exhaust sounds nice and the van feels a bit smoother.

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Check out your local powerflow fitting centre, i got a whole new system fitted front to back in stainless on my 2.5tdi caravelle for £300T:T:T:
Dunno what they charge just for a de-cat pipe but if you can afford it then get the lot done....
 

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go to your local motor factors parts suppliers - buy a front pipe for a 2.4 diesel between 1996-1998,this is a straight fit-no messing about,costs around £29ish,the worst problem is usually the 3 bolts on the flange will be rusty,sometimes easier cutting bolts off and replacing them,it doesnt need it for mot as said above as its a smoke test on a diesel not a emmisions test T:
 

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Got mine from Barnes silencers on Ebay, think it was £50 - £60 including next day delivery. Well made bit of kit, had to cut the existing 3 bolts but it fitted straight on reusing the triangular gasket, sailed through mot last week as its a smoke not emissions test, only noticable differance is a nicer whistle from the turbo (or whatever makes the whistling noise). I'd be happy to use them againT:
 

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go to your local motor factors parts suppliers - buy a front pipe for a 2.4 diesel between 1996-1998,this is a straight fit-no messing about,costs around £29ish,the worst problem is usually the 3 bolts on the flange will be rusty,sometimes easier cutting bolts off and replacing them,it doesnt need it for mot as said above as its a smoke test on a diesel not a emmisions test T:

Thats very handy information...

Can you give me the nod on this before i order?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Transporter-IV-2-4-D-1996-2003-Exhaust-Front-Pipe_W0QQitemZ190217310812QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2c49d5d25c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65:12|66:2|39:1|72:1683|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

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I don't think that is the right section you need to replace the cat, I think you need the middle silencer section.
So don't buy it yet till someone else can confirm.
Rob.
 

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2-Star Re: De-Cat Whats your opinions

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Check out your local powerflow fitting centre, i got a whole new system fitted front to back in stainless on my 2.5tdi caravelle for £300
Dunno what they charge just for a de-cat pipe but if you can afford it then get the lot done....





definatly the right choice. got mine done at the stafford powerflow dealer. turbo back de-cat on a side exit on the drivers side. £200:D and it will never rust, even if it does it's got a life time warrenty

worth the money all day long. made up and fitted while you wait
 

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I got a short stainless section put in for £50, couldnt afford the whole works at the time. T:
Whatever you choose, get it done asap, if the broken off bits form the 'brick' block the exhaust you wont be going very far, or at least not over 10mph. I read a few others on here have been stranded by it.
 

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Can you give me the nod on this before i order?
As robidoo said this is NOT the right part - you need the part that bolts to this item (the 3 bolt flange end)
I got my pipe for about £25 from my local all manufacturer all model exhaust specialist. Replace the front three bolts & rear U clamp for an easier job. Fitted mine in my lunch break with hand tools, trolley jack and swearing to release the rear U clamped joint.
Had an MOT at midday today and sailed through the smoke test with de-cat, EGR blank, PP nozzles & not yet re-mapped.
 

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Right i ordered mine ^ yesterday. How long did they take to deliver??? I managed to take a look at mine over the weekend thinking it was just the baffles rattling around and found the complete exhasust had sheared off and snapped right at the join to the mid box section... Right pain to get the nub out as it was flush... With that completed i then went to undo the 3 bolts GEESH, dremmel and 4" grinder a whole lot of swearing and i finally managed to free things up. Im now just waiting for the replacement part to turn and and replace.
 

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Took a few days - maybe a week. Came from Germany in spite of the listing saying Crewe...
:eek:.... wish i knew that before i ordered :( the vans up on a set of borrowed ramps and blocking the carparking spaces making it hard for everyone to manouvre... on top of that im waiting to get it mot'd:* on the upside at least the weathers **** whilst waiting... i had planned to camp at the new forest in it this weekend but seeing the weather i cancelled the trip anyways.
 

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hi, i need a new front/centre exhaust, was gona do the decat thing, i was looking on ebay and saw some front pipes like the one in the pic, but without the silencer or triangular flange, i think its from an early 2.4/1.9 d, i was gona chop the flange off my nackerd cat that im removing and get it welded onto this new pipe at work, will this be a good idea, or do you realy need that silencer to create backpreasure? stainless ones dont have a silencer there
 

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Yeah, that would do fine (- if your welding is up to it!). Bluebird do a Stainless straight pipe with flange for about £90 and the cheap ebay one with a box that I got (as above) is only an expansion box with a clear pipe all thro, so back pressure is not an issue.
 
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