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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2475 on: December 22, 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
Spoke too soon. I think the pump is on its last legs. f*cking stupid thing.

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2476 on: December 22, 2017, 07:42:59 PM »
It is always a joy to see what's in front, Rich.  :laugh:
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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2477 on: January 27, 2019, 01:59:09 PM »
Nothings happened.... cars done 126K now. Need to fix an oil leak and get by BCS cat swapped over cos it keeps failing emissions tests  :laugh:

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2478 on: January 27, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
Nothings happened.... cars done 126K now. Need to fix an oil leak and get by BCS cat swapped over cos it keeps failing emissions tests  :laugh:

That isn't good to hear! How old was your cat and how many cells?

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2479 on: January 27, 2019, 02:48:59 PM »
5 years this June.  It’s a 200cell cat. I’ve just got to take it back to nige at BCS and he’s gonna test it and replace it. Otherwise the system has been faultless.

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2480 on: January 27, 2019, 07:45:19 PM »
I’m sure BCS will look after you well Rich, they have a great reputation. Out of interest, what sort of mileage had you covered over these 5 years and how close were your previous MOT readings? Reason for asking is that I quite wanted a BCS catted downpipe due to their using a top quality cat in the hope of avoiding MOT issues.

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2481 on: January 27, 2019, 10:13:35 PM »
Its nearly failed the last 2 previous.. and then it failed last year in april-ish time. MOT tester had to rev it for about 5 minutes to get to it pass, cant remember what the figures were but I know when it eventually passed is was by a very small margin.

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2482 on: January 28, 2019, 06:05:40 AM »
Thanks for sharing Rich - I think I can do without that drama every year!

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2483 on: January 28, 2019, 10:50:17 AM »
Physics = 1
Crappy aftermarket cats = 0

I wish people wouldn't keep believing exhaust salesmen over science and common sense.
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2484 on: January 28, 2019, 11:09:39 AM »
So much for the sales pitch from BCS that their cats user a superior, thicker coating of precious metals and don't have the same issues that lesser products have.....
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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2485 on: January 28, 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
There's simply not enough substrate area, or heat under the car, for a 200 cell to be of any use.   The materials used are woefully sub par as well.  Not even close to OEM cat performance. 

The only 2 options for an easy life are: sticking with the OEM DP, or fitting the biggest aftermarket cat possible in the space available.....but it's a catch 22 is a super big cat will need even more heat to work than the smaller one!



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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2486 on: January 29, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »
There's simply not enough substrate area, or heat under the car, for a 200 cell to be of any use.   The materials used are woefully sub par as well.  Not even close to OEM cat performance. 

The only 2 options for an easy life are: sticking with the OEM DP, or fitting the biggest aftermarket cat possible in the space available.....but it's a catch 22 is a super big cat will need even more heat to work than the smaller one!

They do use biggish cats.... 5" if i remember. I dont really want to go back to OEM cat as that means loosing the stage 2 map and well.... wheres the fun in that  :driver:

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
« Reply #2487 on: January 30, 2019, 12:15:37 PM »
Mine has 3 years. Passed MOT tests this Monday. Oh well! It's the nature of this tuning game. Parts wear out... :/