some good news
RV8 enthusiasts will face the prospect of replacing their exhaust catalysts over
the next few years but will experience a sharp intake of breath on learning the
MG Rover price! Well the good news is Clive Wheatley has been beavering away and
found a source of good quality stainless steel replacement cats which he can supply
at very much more attractive prices.
(Last Rover price
£571.81 plus VAT)
Rover price £571.81 plus VAT)
supplier has sourced these replacement cats with the correct offset pipework connection
as the original unit - they are not just a run of the mill after-market cat. They
are also fitted with the threaded boss at the back of the cat for the exhaust
sensor required for Japan spec RV8s. A blanking plug is supplied for UK spec cars.
When fitted, they provide the same ground clearance as the original units. The
replacement cats are made of good quality stainless steel.
High Grosvenor Workshops
Shropshire WV15 5PN
Tel: 01746 710810
Fax: 01746 710999
Contacts: Clive Wheatley
The price differential between the two cats is because the right-hand
cat has a longer, cranked pipework connection to the tailpipe and silencers. (Diag:
RV8 Repair Manual AKM7153ENG)
Complete RV8 replacement exhaust
systems will be available soon from Clive Wheatley mgv8parts
already supply replacement exhaust manfolds and downpipes to a slightly modified
design which avoids the need for an engine removal. With the cats and tailpipe
and silencers he has only one piece of pipework to source following which the
whole system will be on offer.