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Rich.T

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The mot is one of my concerns (although im a tester).

Im worried that these sports cats aren't that great long term. Ive got no evidence of this but it is something that is nagging me.
 
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Sl1ced

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I’ve not used the car much at all since December. Bits here and there latest effort was re sealing the drivers door!! Original 18 year old foam seals haha.


Still do need to get a belt and water pump done before I start using it again


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The mot is one of my concerns (although im a tester).

Im worried that these sports cats aren't that great long term. Ive got no evidence of this but it is something that is nagging me.
Seems a lot of effort for something that isn't earth shatteringly performance enhancing.


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Gave it some beans with the new suspension setup and... yup, money well spent. Can't wait for better weather and some grippier tyres (got someone ready to hook me up with trackday tyres)
 
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Rich.T

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Seems a lot of effort for something that isn't earth shatteringly performance enhancing.


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I agree but working towards stage 2.
Thing is my cats are 16 years old and got 112k under their belts and still p!ss the emissions test.
Say 5 years and 50k miles, how well will a sport cat be doing by then?
Im proper torn as what to do.

Maybe bigger down pipe, twin cats and my 2.75in from the cats back.

And get the remap done properly rather than a set flash program.
 

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I don’t know if I trust myself


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The timing part you definitely need the right tools for to give you the confidence you're getting it right, but the rest is just moving things out of the way.

You can do it.


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iammooks

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I agree but working towards stage 2.
Thing is my cats are 16 years old and got 112k under their belts and still p!ss the emissions test.
Say 5 years and 50k miles, how well will a sport cat be doing by then?
Im proper torn as what to do.

Maybe bigger down pipe, twin cats and my 2.75in from the cats back.

And get the remap done properly rather than a set flash program.
That's the thing - I have a feeling nobody thought we'd be driving these cars as long as we have done - and beforehand I don't think many people gave much thought to how long a cat would last...


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The timing part you definitely need the right tools for to give you the confidence you're getting it right, but the rest is just moving things out of the way.

You can do it.


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Yeah I understand it all. TDC marks , marking he belts etc I’d be happier if I had a shop I could do it in over he winter


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Rich.T

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Save up and get a garage to do it.
Easy for me to say, i know.
But were in the darkest depths of winter and with this lockdown not a lot is happening. As long as its ready for the summer so you can enjoy it ?
 

Sl1ced

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Save up and get a garage to do it.
Easy for me to say, i know.
But were in the darkest depths of winter and with this lockdown not a lot is happening. As long as its ready for the summer so you can enjoy it
Thing is AMD are the cheapest I’ve found at 360 that’s a lot of money


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iammooks

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Thing is AMD are the cheapest I’ve found at 360 that’s a lot of money


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Would agree to get it done at a garage if you're not totally confident - it's not an especially difficult job, but it's an important job and can have huge ramifications if it's not right - I'd put it on the same level of clutch and brakes in that regard.

Don't forget that it's a bread and butter job for most garages, so unless AMD is the only decent local garage, a half decent mechanic will be able to do this without any trouble. The parts are less than £100 and a few hours' work does sound about right.


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Would agree to get it done at a garage if you're not totally confident - it's not an especially difficult job, but it's an important job and can have huge ramifications if it's not right - I'd put it on the same level of clutch and brakes in that regard.

Don't forget that it's a bread and butter job for most garages, so unless AMD is the only decent local garage, a half decent mechanic will be able to do this without any trouble. The parts are less than £100 and a few hours' work does sound about right.


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I’ve done complete re builds on brakes and I’ve done belts in the past. I’m rusty lol. I’ll probably shop it just for piece of mind


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