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Cat removal?
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So, my 2002 1.9 diesel spat its exhaust off earlier in the week - snapping just on the down pipe. The back box is okay but the downpipe and middle section is junk.
So, my question, with it being a 2002 model (ie the same as the 2001) can I fit a non-catalytic centre pipe rather than the 2002's version? Seems daft to be spending money on a new cat when I don't have to fit one...
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#2
.... Yes .....
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#3
You can de-cat, but as of February 2014 your car will fail its MOT if a cat isn't present where one was originally fitted to a vehicle.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...1-2014.pdf

If your not in the uk the rules may differ.
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#4
I fitted a non cat middle pipe a while ago, it looked as if there was a cat . It had a cat shaped box with nothing in it , Passes MOTs no problems.

I got it from a German firm , took a fortnight or so to come but at £30 odd quid was worth the wait.

Unfortunately I think they have stopped making them now.
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(13-11-2015, 05:17 PM)DanClark Wrote:  You can de-cat, but as of February 2014 your car will fail its MOT if a cat isn't present where one was originally fitted to a vehicle.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...1-2014.pdf

If your not in the uk the rules may differ.

Good post.Thankyou for the info.
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#6
Thanks all, great link DanClark, another piece of retrospective legislation that we've had foisted upon us... :-(
Looks like I'll have to stump up the cash then...
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#7
My decat pipe looks just like a cat pipe, like this one ....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITROEN-BERLIN...8M2LAnxTpg
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#8
hi Geoff,
that's the same as I fitted , thought they had stopped making them .

Wrong again !
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#9
There seems to be just the one seller on ebay at the moment whereas there used to be more, buy now just in case ???
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#10
38 sold - popular item.

I was going to suggest getting one from a scrappy and smash the guts out, common practice on many vehicles but the above at £31.22 delivered sounds a reasonable price.
Mar 2002 Berlingo Multispace Forte 1.9D 166,000 miles
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