Re the trays, exactly the point hairy and I were discussing today, in the UK they cannot take them off for MoTs, or at least I've never heard of them taking them off
The E marking will be an interesting challange.
Have a look at this back box for example, with the marking between the 1 tips:
No e-number in sight, and i don't think the downpipe has either.
The oem cat had a precat and cat that was 400 cells.
Now 20 years later, that has very often been "upgraded", where the original ended up in the bin as it had little value.
Everybody here could easily pass MOT with an aftermarket version of choice.
The backboxes are still around, but usually missing parts like the 2 hangers, or the u-bend to connect it to the downpipe.
The oem backbox was a baffeled system, where as some aftermarket use absorption.
The baffeled one is the most silent.
1 step back here.
OEM the underside of the VX220 has a large plate under the engine, and a diffuser plate under the backbox part.
So no way the inspection can look for e-marks, without taking your car apart. Are they allowed to do that?
If not, then you just need to focus on a system that has a cat that can pass emissions, and a backbox that can make the noise test.
Do you know what is currently in the car? (manifold, downpipe with cat and backbox)
This is what the bottom looks like.
Edited by Ivor, 15 May 2022 - 03:51 PM.