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pre-cat confusion

Post by mvv » 12/08/17 11:45

As requested I have searched and read everything I can find about this but am still very confused.
I have a December 05 car with 37500 miles on it. I'm not worried about the money but even reading about replacement stainless manifolds there are warnings not to use the supplied gasket. The whole thing has a whiff of paranoia about it when applied to later cars. Do I need to do this or not?
With this age of car what is the percentage of risk? :confused1:

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 12/08/17 22:02

I would check on the roc but as far as I understand 05 onwards does not have the pre cat problem !

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by mvv » 12/08/17 22:52

Thanks for the response Mr Happy. I want to keep as standard car if possible.

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by vinp182 » 13/08/17 11:12

The pre cats are not needed so to prevent any issue in the future I'd remove the manifold, gut out the pre cats and refit the original manifold. Takes about 30 minutes
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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by Torero » 13/08/17 11:47

MRHAPPY62 wrote:
12/08/17 22:02
I would check on the roc but as far as I understand 05 onwards does not have the pre cat problem !
:th: same here. Toyota had addressed the issue from 05 onwards.

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by carolineasb » 13/08/17 21:47

It's not strictly a "year" thing for checking the last update done by Toyota! It is roughly 55reg cars in the UK but that doesn't really mean anything :( The fb page for UK Roadsters has a list of engine numbers for the upgrades, I think. There was never any upgrade to the precats as they are only a symptom of a problem not the actual cause :(

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by mvv » 13/08/17 22:09

Well December the 23rd is pretty late 55 so I trust all will be well.

Also I have to get this in proportion. I am so enjoying this car that I forget that it cost less then most cars I have owned depreciate in a year!

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by Torero » 14/08/17 20:02

mvv wrote:
13/08/17 22:09

Also I have to get this in proportion. I am so enjoying this car that I forget that it cost less then most cars I have owned depreciate in a year!
Lol, ALL marques of these cars are so addictive, that is why there is such a cool and loyal community supporting them.

Once you're hooked, there's no getting away :laughing

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 14/08/17 21:27

Torero wrote:
14/08/17 20:02
mvv wrote:
13/08/17 22:09

Lol, ALL marques of these cars are so addictive, that is why there is such a cool and loyal community supporting them.

Once you're hooked, there's no getting away :laughing
:th: So True

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by Torero » 22/08/17 11:49

carolineasb wrote:
13/08/17 21:47
It's not strictly a "year" thing for checking the last update done by Toyota! It is roughly 55reg cars in the UK but that doesn't really mean anything :( The fb page for UK Roadsters has a list of engine numbers for the upgrades, I think. There was never any upgrade to the precats as they are only a symptom of a problem not the actual cause :(
Thanks Caroline that makes it very clear, it may be worth posting the details in the "Know Your 2 " section for MK3 owners benefit. :th:

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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by jimi » 22/08/17 14:10

If someone can put all the details into one post (or thread) I'll add it to KY2 no problem
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Re: pre-cat confusion

Post by Torero » 22/08/17 15:31

jimi wrote:
22/08/17 14:10
If someone can put all the details into one post (or thread) I'll add it to KY2 no problem
That would be great Jimi, I'm sure it would benefit a lot of potential new owners :th:

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