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  2. James18

    First MOT after TD UEL and Cat Back

    This same rule applies to motorcycle MOTs. I'd be surprised if it wasn't already in place for cars? "Exhaust noise from the vehicle must not be unreasonably above the noise level normally expected from a similar vehicle with a standard silencer in average condition." It is down to the testers discretion so just take it to your local friendly MOT centre, there's plenty of partially deaf testers around 😉
  3. Leevsfortyone

    Cars And Coffee at the Museum Of Power

    Hi all This months event is on the 24th Nov hope to see you there. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. nerdstrike

    First MOT after TD UEL and Cat Back

    The regulation document specifically stated full power at the highest revs available for that power, i.e. 6500 rpm on the GT86, but that might be quite a way from redline on small turbo cars. It's stated that way to accommodate hybrids and such I think.
  5. MartinT

    First MOT after TD UEL and Cat Back

    Full power or maximum revs?
  6. Daninplymouth

    TD resonated mid pipe

    Forgot I had this in my shed still if anyone is looking to make their TD exhaust quieter or louder
  7. nerdstrike

    First MOT after TD UEL and Cat Back

    Wow, some the testing regime for new cars is done under full power! Those are some tough regs. I guess that means aftermarket exhausts will need extensive testing. Sounds expensive.
  8. Found this article about new European noise regulations which touches on aftermarket exhausts https://jalopnik.com/european-noise-regulations-are-forcing-sports-car-maker-1836817816
  9. I don't know if it's getting stricter next year, but currently I believe the mot rules say it can fail if the car is noisier than a similar car with stock exhaust. A quick hunt on Google says this came in around 2010ish and people often get advisaries but not been able to find anyone failing with it. Use a garage that understands performance cars. "yes sir, this car is a sports car, a similar car car with stock exhaust you say? Well this Pagani is also a sports car, let's compare exhaust volume"
  10. Watford's finest!!
  11. Hi All, i can supply and fitted Power Blocks ( inlet manifold spacers) power block import in Japan , in stock in UK. drive in / drive out services, locations is Birmingham fill all year GT86 tested on my own car, feel difference straight away after, better throttle response. price is £300 any question please ask or pm me thank you
  12. Here is Martin's lovely BRZ. Shame we only had one attend. How it was so clean after coming all the way from Basingstoke I'm not sure. Thanks Martin!
  13. Addymk2

    Worst Car Ever Driven

    Sadly not mate, must have been 15/16 years ago I was doing that! Typing that's just made me feel real old real fast 😁
  14. Yesterday
  15. Chung86

    GT 86 rear parking camera kit

    yes . in stock
  16. nerdstrike

    Help *was* needed after spark plug change

    Here is a brain dump of all I have learned while trying to do this: Firstly, the process takes ages. Unless you have magic tools, it will be incredibly slow, like an hour a plug or more as you get tired or drop things 3/8" kit is well suited. 1/2" ratchets are too large. 1/4" helps for the coil pack bolt and other ancillaries that must be removed. Vortex/through sockets are your friends here too as they increase your options. They might let you get a longer handle on a small job, you're going to want that! A flexible magnet on a stick is absolutely indispensable. Ideally not too magnetic to help with threading the needle. You *will* drop something eventually. Otherwise you need to get the car up on stands so you can poke around the drainage holes or take the undertray off! Otherwise small bits of cloth it towel can be jammed underneath, but I couldn't get full coverage. There is a tonne of thread on the spark plugs so the combo of socket and extension that works initially can be too long to get out once the plug is loose! Nicely worn extensions will be easier to detach than new ones, and a long flat bladed screwdriver might help depending on your stuff. My halfords advanced 3/8" short extension was too long to separate with screwdriver so I had to man up to detach it from the socket with fingertips of one hand. Each spark plug requires slightly different tricks! Driver's side is most accessible and the passenger side is always difficult unless you care to mess with fuel lines or aircon. Taking the battery out gives you more elbow room to come in under the hardlines. I've used a mixture of the following tools while trying to find the easiest method: 1/2" ratchet + 3/8" adaptor plus very short extension in to deep 15mm socket. Then remove the insert to get it all the way out before you run out of length to remove anything. Stabilise the turning with a finger to make the ratchet click 3/8" ratchet + short wobble bar plus deep 15mm socket. Crack it loose with the ratchet, then twiddle with fingers. From certain angles it is possible to grip the extension with thumb AND finger! What a treat.
  17. Test Drives Unlimited

    Fuel Coffee House meet SAT 16th November

    Many thanks Keith for organising this Meet and for once only 20mins down the road from my home. Hope to make another one in due course...
  18. Reward for good boot practice!
  19. nikndel

    Bought a GT86!

    I have the same problem if I can't go up at a angle it won't go up at all 😂
  20. Proof that you can sleep in the boot.
  21. Is this 'Boot Liner' only available for the ROCKET PANDA?
  22. Xyra

    Bought a GT86!

    I might look at that. I quite like space savers though because if I have a full size spare then I don't get around to getting it fixed, whereas if I have an ugly speed restricted space saver on the car it prompts me to sort it!!
  23. Xyra

    Bought a GT86!

    Yeh, I've managed to find a different angle to get into the drive which allows me a bit more momentum to get over the ramp so doesn't need so much clutch slip to get in now!
  24. Leevsfortyone

    Fuel Coffee House meet SAT 16th November

    Great turn out and always a pleasure to meet fellow members, well worth the drive down. See yo7 all again soon. Well done Keith and thank you Fuel Coffee House for looking after us. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  25. Rocket Panda

    Fuel Coffee House meet SAT 16th November

    So good to see all you lovely people at Fuel. Many thanks Keith for organising another excellent meet up!
  26. nikndel

    First MOT after TD UEL and Cat Back

    No worries my MOT man is deaf 🙉
  27. Today was my first MOT since having the UEL Manifold and Cat Back fitted. It passed but initially failed on the first couple of emissions tests. Tried it in all maps and it was in map 4 when it passed. I did take advice from reading on here and it was well warmed when I turned up for the MOT, but the emissions test was last so it may have cooled down a bit before the test. Either way it passed it the end. The tester mentioned the MOT rules were changing next year and any exhaust sounding louder than factory will fail! He told me that is not just starting from a particular model year and will apply to all! Anyone else heard of this rule change coming in next year? .
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