this can lead to catalyst failure as the extra fuel can re-light inside and melt the catalyst
The best way to find an exhaust leak is to run the engine from cold and feel around the exhaust joints with your bare hands - you'll have about 30 seconds before it all gets too hot and you should feel any escaping gas blowing over your fingers
hi Matt,sorry that iv'e not repied sooner but by the time i had a chance to get to the computer to see your answer i did'nt get to order the parts untill sat. morning and hopefully i will pick them up tues. afternoon and i will take it from there (weather permitting) and as soon after i will let you know the results. Tommy.
hi Matt,i got the parts yesterday they are now fitted. i took the car to the garage this morning and got them to run an emissions test and again it failed after much debate between themselves they are saying it's the "cat". and as it's only 8 month's old i've contacted the supplier and now i await for them to get back to me.
hi Matt,the company that i bought the exhaust from read the report from the garage and have agreed that the "cat" is faulty and as it's still under warranty and as such they are going to send another one to me tommorow and as i've replaced the water temperature sensor and the thermostat, spark plugs,air filter,oil filter, oil,lamda sensor keep your fingers crossed for me that it's all ok.
hi Matt ,got the cat and it,s all fitted at last took it to the garage yesterday and at last every thing is good in fact the guy at the garage said that the readings are better than when it was a brand new car so thank's for all your help.
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