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    2.2 Catalyst converter problem

    After having a look under the car for an unrelated problem, I noticed one of the brackets holding the cat (at the front) was snapped, and theres a hole in the cat itself. looks like I've run something big over!

    anyway, I have a feeling this will have to be replaced at some point, but I was thinking about fitting a de-cat anyway, or perhaps a sport cat, just wanted a bit more noise/power (if poss).

    now I am working on a tight budget here, so price is very important!
    What would you guys recommend??

    thanks

    ps. car details: astra 2.2 mk4 sri. 2004

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    Interesting.. there are no brackets holding the cat on a 2.2. It's fixed to the manifold by 3 bots and the next supports are the 2 on the centre section.

    got any pics of the problem?

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    well it looks like some kind of support, just in front of the cat where the pipe is (if i remember rightly), i'll try get a photo uploaded when i get home.

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    There's a a heat shield covering the inner offside CV joint - it's there to protect the rubber boot on the CV as the pipe passes very close to that. It could look like a bracket tho.

    is it rattling or blowing?

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