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Choice 1 - leave it there and replace all the parts that fail due to lack of use Choice 2 - drive it all year and replace all the parts that fail due to plenty of use   Mine's on 74k an

R.I.P. GUS The saddest of days and news we wished we never had to share. Our boy, one in a million, so much love, pleasure and laughter, loved by all. We had to make that hard call last Sunday 8t

Being given a “months not years” prognosis for your wife  

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Gerald tried everything said it wouldn't hold up for long enough. Going back Monday with a different cat

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Has the cat been on long?

If it has been on a few years, it might be worth running a bottle of cataclean through to clear off any contaminants. 

Even the cleanest modern engines burn oil with the blowby from the crankcase vapours and egr being sent into the engine. 

When cleaning rx8s and diesels I run water and windscreen fluid via a high pressure nozzle after the maf to clean the induction pipework, valves, combustion chambers and cat.  Do it when the engine is relatively cool and it will make it to the cat to clean it out.

You can see the carbon in the chambers on the rotaries has gone from thick oily black to light grey deposits.

While you are at it.  It is worth cleaning all of the sensors ie MAF, IAT, MAP and any other ignition applicable sensor to make sure it is running as clean as possible.

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Been on a year and done 4000 miles. May have had something to do with it being a very cold day?

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Unlikely to need cleaning at that age then.

The cold does make a big difference.   Original cats tend to be double skinned for more heat retention and quicker warm-up.  Most sports cats i have seen are single skinned for lighter weight plus cheaper and quicker construction. The way to get a sports cat through is a hard drive and literally drive into the MOT as it's time is called before putting it onto the emissions machine.  If it passed everything else you can get it re-tested on just this.

Depending on what materials you have to hand in a drawer or garage? Wrapping the cat in manifold wrap is always an option for heat retention.

Or refer to the sports cat manufacturer and question whether it will pass an MOT?   Likely the reply will come back "Not for road use" as catalytic converters have to be type approved and that is expensive for the certs.

Is it high CO or unburnt hydrocarbons it's failing on?

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Not sure why wasn't there. Part of the problem was they were having a vosa inspection that day

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Gerald took car back for more today so got car nice and hot and as he got to put car on the ramp the radiator burst 😒

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Gerald took car back for more today so got car nice and hot and as he got to put car on the ramp the radiator burst 😒

Want to borrow an Evora on Sunday?

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On 21/12/2018 at 23:32, Kimbers said:

We had Wendy's dad's funeral yesterday after a very sudden and short illness. Boxing Day will never be the same and he will be sorely missed. 

My sincere condolences Kimbers.

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Seems to be the time of year for it. Sadly, my wifes (Wendy) younger brother suddenly passed away two days ago. Unexplained death so inquest etc to be carried out which just drags things on.

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Sorry to hear John. Send our love and condolences to Wendy.

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Sorry to read that, John.  I lost my brother this time last year and it was hard even though he had been ill for a while (although we didn't realise how ill) so it must have been a terrible shock for your wife.  I hope she's OK.

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Condolences John and Wendy. Hope things are ok.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Hard week away on a simply massive shed in Wales - knock off at 3pm today and exit the building feeling content.

 

25 miles down the road and the dash lights up like I’ve won the jackpot on a fruit machine. No water - looks like a pipe or union to the thermostat housing has split - just landed at home now after being recovered to the Vauxhall garage. What a completely shit van 0DF1666F-EA97-4F52-AE40-CB0A4BF6CC29.thumb.jpeg.51ee84bbaf037045ed690671102e14d2.jpeg

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