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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by blackteeth, Jan 2, 2018.

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    Yes n no you pay your mechanic $25-45 an hour , bills , rent etc. Most places each bay has to pull 6-700 a day to come out on top...

    I wouldn't pay it either I only pay machining and tuning. I learnt how to rebuild diffs , motors and autos out of refusal to pay the prices they charge n then was like hmm. Someone should pay me this to fix their stuff. Long story short they now do lol.
     
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    Have you tried CSC Performance in Wangara? Can't fault his work and specialises in hot Commos.
     
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    nah I haven't, no further news sadly, going to try and get in contact with him in the morning
     
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    right so I've got the car back now, all tuned and running lovely but I still have the sticker. I'm not exactly too sure what's been done as of yet. I have phoned up the licensing centre and apparently I have to get it towed to an inspection centre, its not toooo loud but its quite lumpy and little smelly, I think the lumpiness should be fine its just the smell now, will a stock exhaust reduce that by much?

    will also see if I can upload an mp3 of it.
     
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    It's the cats that will let you down. I think stock are 400cell so I reckon 100cell cats (if that's what you have ) on even a stock car wouldn't pass emissions.

    If you have an off the shelf exhaust you should just be able to bolt on some stock manifolds and cats just to get through the test it would give you a much better chance.

    If you were around Melbourne I would lend you a set have some in my shed.
     
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    Ye damn that would be sweet haha, $80 seems like a good price?

    Ye are the CATS inside the exhaust system somewhere?

    Seems like a good plan though as I've got to get it towed to inspection and towed home if it doesn't pass.
     
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    its because I have had the sticker on the car for about 2-3 months now she said, I cant even register it at the moment until I get the " sticker " work order done
     
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    That is here say, not fact.
    You will have the correct permit to move the vehicle.
     
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    ill go get that stock exhaust manifold and cat thing n chuck it on see what its like
     
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    ye spoke to some mates n they reckon should be fine with permit too, ill try it out
     
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    Well beggers can't be choosy another option is to go to a few exhaust shops and see if they have any lying around. They probably piff em out all the time doing extractor and cat swaps. Just depends how quick you want them.

    Once you get some hold onto them in case you find yourself with the same problem. That's why I always hold onto my stock bits whenever I do any mods.

    Once (or if) you pass the emissions test keep the sheet In your car to show the jacks that it is emissions friendly next time you get pulled up :) no need to tell them you changed cats to get it to pass. Hopefully it might be enough to not get them to test it on you but I wouldn't count on it which is why it would always be good to have a set of stock cats laying around in case you need em.

    Edit: one thing I forgot to mention is that cats have precious metals in then and can be worth a bit in scrap so the exhaust shops still might want a bit of money for them.
     
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    Can't permit a licensed car in western Australia if expires the yellow sticker. Honestly sounds cheaper to cancel ya rego man.
     
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    ye already done that
     
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    Make sure you get the defect sorted though, even if you want to sell the car. Have heard it's difficult for anybody to have a defect lifted if they weren't the owner of the vehicle at the time. I know a bloke who purchased a car from queensland that had been defected and he ended up selling the car on because it couldn't be registered in Vic because it had a qld defect, even though it had been unregistered for quite some time.

    Not sure exactly the whole process or whether it's common for it to happen like that, but the road traffic authorities in each state don't seem to be all that consistent so there probably won't be a clear cut answer.
     
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    No issues registering a yellowed car in wa as far as I know.
     
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    ye I cant register it, I was supposed to hand my plates in because I got the work order/sticker around 3 months ago and because I have not got the work order done for X amount of time I cannot register the vehicle at all now until I get the work order done, that's what they told me when I spoke to em the other day, they still want me to hand my plates in & I've been charged $100 fine, stupid as **** ay
     
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    The rego office isn't stupid for wanting to fine you.....You are.....From re-reading this thread, there has been suggestions the car yard wanted to make this car roadworthy, by bringing it back to stock....you on the other hand want to go another direction, which is your choice....You should have gotten off your butt and done plenty more to get the car roadworthy in one way or the other and it would have saved you this fine.

    Yes, harsh words, but truthful...Oh and I have serious doubts the car yard would do anymore for you, considering the time frame that has lapsed since the noticed was issued
     

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