Ok today i got quite alot done.
i removed all my intake manifold cleaned my icv and had to replace one of the hoses from my icv to my intake Pipe.
I didnt go to the dealers, instead i replaced it with section of 3/4 inch radiator hose.
Looks stronger and much better then the original with the splits and only cost me £3.30 for a meter.
i cleaned everything there that need it and also checked for leaks and luckily none.
but as i was taking my intake apart (so stubborn).
i had to palm it vigarously and as i did i could hear the rattle/clunking sound.
Had my dad do it while i was under the car and Guess what, its my cat.
is it normal for a cat to collapse and cause this much deteration in performance?
its still drivable but there is no torque, and My sportex cat back system at 2500 revs loses its bellow and sounds as a standard exhaust.
So change the cat and see if its the culprit?
thinking about cutting the cat out and putting some piping in place and de-catting it as a cheap test to see if its realy the culprit.
any advice on wether or not to do this?
"wheres your gear box?" - "Its rear wheel drive you bell end"