Well was driving home from work on Friday afternoon and the car started juddering, changed down a gear as thought i was too high and as it "revved" up a little all i heard was a really weird and not nice sounding "Popping" type noise underneath was that bad as it popped and rattled you could feel the pop through the accelerator.
Took it to VX as the Emissions light came on and he had a look (at £30) and said the cat has "gone" and the coil pack is knackered. what he said is the cat has probably disintergrated and as it has fallen through into the exhaust its probably blocked it up.
If you stand at the back of the car and put your hand by the exhaust its definatley popping and you can feel the "pop pop pop" with the air coming out.
Well as VX are a joke with prices i booked it into my local garage tommorow for the day and said it needs a new cat and can they check the coil's etc...
Has anybody had this before or know of something similar?? i can kind of see how it would affect it if the cat has blown through the exhaust and big sections have started blocking it up but would i also need a new exhaust on or can all the "old" cat be knocked out? im putting a remus centre on very soon so dont want to buy a full system if they can just change the coil pack, cat and then i bang the remus on it..
im a little nervous to the phone call that ill get saying "hi it needs................" lol