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Faulty Catalytic Converter Q's

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jb0o, Dec 14, 2009.

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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,
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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.
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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
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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.

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    Thanks again mate... would an option to de-cat be a cheaper option, or would this be an MOT failure?
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    MOT failure, as cats required on cars after Aug 92 (K plate).
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    Thought as much, thanks for the help mate :beerchug:
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