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Quick question about de-catting 2.0 DTi G

Can I just have the cat smashed out will it be ok for MOT time?
Or should I really have it cut out so can be put back in place at MOT time? IE a right pain in the hoop?

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it all depends on emmisions laws.
certain cars of certain ages etc need to hit a certain figure etc etc blah blah

basically if you have a friendly MOT place they could potentally let it fly through.
but in essence i think you should/would need the cat for MOT purposes.
also it will smoke like a train without a Cat.
 

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taken from longlife website

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Decatting a Diesel 23 Apr 12You CAN remove the catalytic converter on your Diesel Car without having a problem with the MOT. Having taken advice from VOSA, who control MOT testing in the UK, we are 100% confident that removing the CAT on a Diesel won't cause an issue. The confusion has arisen due to the regulations changing in January 2012 for cars which qualify for a full gas emissions test where 'if a cat was fitted as standard, it must be there for the MOT'. As Diesel cars don't qualify for a full gas emissions test, the regulation doesn't apply. The same is true for DPFs which you can also remove (they're not even mentioned in the manual)


Anyone can download the MOT testers manual (http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/htdocs/index.htm) (you'll want the one for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7) and have a look. The part that deals with exhausts is Part 7.1 on page 157 (yes we've looked at this a lot!)


Obviously things can change but two inspectors from VOSA have both given the same information and said that nothing is going to change in the near future. If things do change then we'll be the first to let you know.
 

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With a hollowed cat, it will sound uber raspy due to it having a big empty box which might suit the deisel note but on a petrol it is over raspy. I know this cause mines is this way lol
 
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