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    I was under the impression the emissions test should be based on the age of the engine, not the car, in cases where an engine swap was done. You got lucky there!

    Yeah, a blowing manifold would def cause emissions issues.


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    My dad works for vosa so it's all above board, no 'friendly' mot tester.
    I always take my car to kwik fit, some people laugh but unless it's brake pads or tyres they can't do it so can't make money off you by failing it on stupid things and I 100% agree with anything that needs fixing as long as it's fair, it's my safety after all.

    My girlfriend tool her car to a local garage recently and they tried to con her by failing it on excessive smoke, I asked for emissions and they couldn't provide any paperwork as they were clearly hoping to make some quick money, funnily enough it passed second time without me doing anything.

    It was tested to age of engine but I think you go on what's oldest. Either way, next year I'm hoping I'll get a new manifold and not have this problem again

    Last edited by swiftkid; 27th May 2018 at 9:24 PM.

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    Did a thing!


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    Married the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odub View Post
    Married the car?
    Definitely not, we argue too much.

    All the panic about getting it through an mot to have it as my wedding car. Which I drove to the venue, parked up, had a couple of photos with best man then didn't get chance to have any with my new wife!


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    Hopefully get some pictures to update the thread soon if I can be bothered. Over the winter/summer I've fitted a Teves20 ABS system, Mk4 climate control, fully braided hoses & new lines, redone the bushes, my dad has also dropped a light on my rear bumper so that needs repainting.

    And finally to top that all off I've been battling to find where the exhaust has been leaking, my emissions have been all over the place since day 1 of this conversion. I've had a down pipe fabricated with vband end, removed and fully sealed the exhaust with high temp silicone sealant and it is still blowing. Further investigation last night found one of the threads in the manifold to head has been stripped, oh joy... time for a helicoil and if that doesn't fix it, I'm going back to VR6

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