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Faulty Catalytic Converter Q's

jb0o Dec 14, 2009

  1. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    After the rattle my cars been making, I took it to the garage to see what they said.

    Boosted the car up, had a little look and said its the cat.

    Gave me a quote of £450 fitted. I'm not too worried as I have warranty, and all I pay is a small excess fee.


    My question is, is it okay to drive around whilst the cat is still faulty? Will it cause any damage to any other parts?

    And, if I scanned the car using VAG-COM, would the cat show as being faulty?

    Thanks,
     
  2. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Is the cat definitely covered under warranty? All good if it is.

    Can't see it damaging anything else at all.
     
  3. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    Think the guy might have just said that so I would agree with the repair asap.

    Yeah, got Gold cover, just checked the documents.

    Are there any "side effects" to having a faulty cat.. other than low emissions? Bad MPG or anything?

    Thansk again
     
  4. jb0o

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  5. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    I did wonder... most warranties do exclude them.

    Speak to these guys for a price: http://onlineautomotive.co.uk/

    they're often very cheap for cats.

     
  6. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    Thanks again mate... would an option to de-cat be a cheaper option, or would this be an MOT failure?
     
  7. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    MOT failure, as cats required on cars after Aug 92 (K plate).
     
  8. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    Thought as much, thanks for the help mate :beerchug:
     

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