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bakedbeats
18-07-06, 01:25 PM
Hello all, I have just bought a Trophy. The previous owner didn't look after it too well and I am left giving it a bit of TLC. One problem is that the cat has a crack in it and its not covered under warranty. Renault service centre want £800 to replace it - I can't afford this and I'm taking the car on the track next month. Has anyone replaced their cat with a link pipe? If so, where did the pipe come from and have you had any problems? The service centre has said that it will fit the pipe, but that will cause lights to come up on the dash etc. - is this true?

Thanks for your help.

mindgam3
18-07-06, 01:52 PM
Why isn't it covered under warranty? :S

Steve
18-07-06, 01:56 PM
it is true, if you want road legality and no warning lights, fit a sports cat:

http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/

Janspeed do one, look it up under the brand or find all by putting Renault, 182 03 onwards in.

If you want lots of noise and an unroadworthy car, fit a de-cat pipe:

http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=1901

£800 for an OE cat? Fuck and Off is what you need to tell them.

Steve
18-07-06, 01:59 PM
Don't forget to register your car to get the coveted third star. If you're really amazing and you work hard all your life you might get as many stars as me or Day (who I stole mine off) :wink:

bakedbeats
18-07-06, 02:02 PM
Its not under warranty because it was hit by the previous owner.

Thanks for the info Steve... I don't need to worry about legality because we don't have MOTs in Jersey.. however, the light will undoubtedly p*ss me off.. is it quite a bit noisier? and if so, is it a nice noise!?

SteveC
18-07-06, 03:44 PM
If you are running the decat with a standard systems it will be slighty louder than normal.
If at a later date you upgrade to a S/steel system thats when the noise will become louder.

One major thing you will notice after fitting the decat, is the responsivness of the car in the low rev range. Not that you will get the chance to try it out, what with the 30mph speed limit you guys have :lol: :lol:

OliS
18-07-06, 07:35 PM
As you don't have MOT's in Jersey, you should definitely go for a decat. Some say that the light will still come on with a sports cat due to the increased flow rate tripping the sensor.

Think GDI do a decent decat, a couple of owners on this forum have fitted them, worth doing a search of this forum.

bakedbeats
19-07-06, 01:41 PM
I've done a search and the topic does come up a few times... but I can't work out which company to go for: GDI, Yozza, K-Tec or other?

oliie
19-07-06, 02:28 PM
Its not under warranty because it was hit by the previous owner.

Thanks for the info Steve... I don't need to worry about legality because we don't have MOTs in Jersey.. however, the light will undoubtedly p*ss me off.. is it quite a bit noisier? and if so, is it a nice noise!?

Hi and welcome!

Is driving a car without a catalytic converter legal in Jersey?

O.

bakedbeats
19-07-06, 05:06 PM
I dont erally know what the legal situation is. I have heard that becuase we are always moving so slowly over here and driving short distances, the cat never does its job properly and in fact is worse for emissions as a result.

oliie
19-07-06, 07:05 PM
I dont erally know what the legal situation is. I have heard that becuase we are always moving so slowly over here and driving short distances, the cat never does its job properly and in fact is worse for emissions as a result.

I honestly suggest you find out. If you have an accident (your fault or not) and you have a de-cat pipe (the insurance companies pay people to check these things) then they may not pay out (imagine what the bill would be if you hit a shiny new S class?) on the basis that the car is not road worthy. It would also end up being an undeclared mod (as they won't insure an un-roadworthy car for daily use).

I'm not saying or suggesting that you shouldn't buy a de-cat pipe but I am suggesting that you should know if it is illegal or not so that you are aware of the risk involved and can weigh up the tradeoff between performance and the dangers of being technically uninsured (in this case you gain an extra 2bhp, if you're lucky).

Ignorance of the law is no excuse!!! (first lesson at law school...)

O.

Fred
23-07-06, 03:29 PM
I've done a search and the topic does come up a few times... but I can't work out which company to go for: GDI, Yozza, K-Tec or other?

thats easy, our exhausts have the best welding

(i'm very fussy about weld quality! see link below)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/F ... C00049.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/Fredmrsclio/DSC00049.jpg)
;)

bakedbeats
24-07-06, 09:01 AM
Fred.. i've got my order in!

bakedbeats
25-07-06, 01:28 PM
pipe has just arrived at the office... it looks awesome! (not sure my boss is as impressed though)