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    my cat has snapped!

    whilst driving to work this morning my exhaust started to blow as i pulled out of a junction, when i got to work i checked under the bonnet to find the cat had come away from where it connects to the turbo leaving the clamp in place! i was stuck as to what to do, de-cat, race cat, a new cat or remove old cat and get it welded! anyway i phoned audi and they quoted me 450 exchange! i phoned eurocarparts and they quoted me 99 all in with a fitting kit and they had one in stock! so i had to buy it, i had a look myself at the job and it looked like a pita so i took it round to the local exhaust centre (whilst trying not to do more than 1200 revs) and they have told me that they will do it monday and charge me no more than 2 hours labour at 35 per hour plus vat! so that looks like that is what im gonna do! has anybody else done the job there self or seen one snap at that point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4quat
    they have told me that they will do it monday and charge me no more than 2 hours labour at 35 per hour plus vat! so that looks like that is what im gonna do! has anybody else done the job there self or seen one snap at that point?
    35 Quid an hour, what the bloody, I know my local exhaust garage would charge 25-30 tops for the whole job. Surely its not that hard of a job, by the way is the oxygen sensor wires intact wouldnt like to think u had to fork out for a new one.
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    yeah it seems that the o2 sensor is still ok, would i have a light on my dash if it wasnt????
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4quat
    yeah it seems that the o2 sensor is still ok, would i have a light on my dash if it wasnt????
    I wouldnt really know, all i do know is that I wouldnt like to pay for a new sensor.
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    its a common fault mine did it last year i thought i had an evo up my arse then i pulled over to find the same i went the de-cat route.

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    this happened to me 2 days ago i got mine welded but im after a de cat now

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    http://www.top-end.com/freebies/down...write%20up.pdf

    that is a link to my install have alook

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybravo
    its a common fault mine did it last year i thought i had an evo up my arse then i pulled over to find the same i went the de-cat route.

    nice step by step guide! i couldnt see myself going down the de cat route and having to put a cat on every 12 month........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_k
    this happened to me 2 days ago i got mine welded but im after a de cat now

    did you get yours welded in place or did you have to remove it to weld it?
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    had it removed cost me 30 all in
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    Wanted---- k04 turbo!!

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    have now changed my mind im gonna remove it and get someone to weld it for me..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybravo
    its a common fault mine did it last year i thought i had an evo up my arse then i pulled over to find the same i went the de-cat route.
    mate what is the name of your car color , and could u give me the paint number?

    thanks

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    GOD!!! I really though a cat has sneaked in your engine bay and you found it dead...

    ARG Pardon my sick mind, I'd better work now...

    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kninio
    mate what is the name of your car color , and could u give me the paint number?

    thanks

    hi i will have alook in abit for you mate

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    its finished!!!! cost me a fiver.....
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    Thius happened to me. Seems common.

    Easy to fix though. Just take it off, weld it and fit it back on. Job done!

 

 

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