Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by Tetleysmooth » Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:35 pm

The CRV is a 2003, 03 reg.
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by christine » Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:42 pm

First registered up to june 2003 it doesn't fail , July 2003 onwards it does
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by Tetleysmooth » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:14 pm

Hmmm, I'll have a butchers at the reg doc then.
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by Tetleysmooth » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:17 pm

Date of first registration - July 2003. Bollocks.
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by DodgeRover » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:23 pm

Tetleysmooth wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:31 pm
Is an illuminated EML a definite mot failure?
Depends on the age of vehicle and type of fuel.
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by Arthur Foxhake » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:46 pm

Is black tape over the light, advise and pass, or fail?
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by mercrocker » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:21 am

Focus Exhaust - How FUCKING Much??

Got a sheared mount on the front part of the Focus exhaust, it has a rubber mount to a crossmember (for want of a better word) bolted across the back of the transaxle. It is currently cable-tied back in waiting for my welder mate to have a go at it.

I got a quote from National Tyre (only because I was passing) which is up around £900 for a complete new system. The current exhaust doesn't look sound enough to be split for proper replacement of the forward part where the bracket lives (in any case, I guess the cat lives in there)

I'm a bit shocked TBH - this is the first catalyst system I've had to price up and I shan't be bothering with crap like this again - Mrs Rocker is under notice about her future Focus ownership. I've always run cars on a budget and I'm fucked if that includes £1000 for exhaust systems....

Anyone had a new system on a Mk2 Focus at a better price than that?
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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by paulplom » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:30 am

A custom stainless system will be cheaper than that.
I went to a place when my ls400 exhaust was leaking.
Two cats and a rather large, complicated Y section was only £400. I swapped the car before I had it done though.
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Post by paulplom » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:35 am

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Re: Stupid questions about motorised conveyances

Post by mercrocker » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:02 pm

Yeah, I'm going to see the local Powerflow geezer on Monday that did the Cowley system, he does exhaust repairs as well. I'm sure he can weld the bracket back up and quote me a much better buildup price than National....

Probably going to flog the thing anyway though and maybe the Chrysler and get something for us both to use.
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