Troy Lee

New joiner from France

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Ahoj guys!

I'll try to participate more in Czech discussions but to introduce myself I'll stick to English. Stale ucim se Cesky...

 

My name is Andre, I'm from Paris's suburbs, I've been living in Prague for more than 4 years already and I ride a 206 RC (or GTI 180 for the UK folks).

 

I bought it in Prague with an electronic / catalytic converter problem. The engine runs on downgraded mode randomly and I have a metallic popopopop noise that sounds a lot like a un-burned gas blowing in the exhaust pipe.

Could be ignition together with catalytic converter...I'm still investigating.

 

I plan to remove the catalytic converter anyway as I will prepare and use the car mostly for track days. 

But I'd like to keep it "legal" to drive it normally and pass the STK.

How strict is the STK now? And specifically on emissions? Can a car pass without a katalyzator?

Because without a catlytic converter I don't think I'll be in the normal values of emission.

 

Dik!

 

 

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There will be problem to pass Emission test legally, without cat. I don't understand why you want to remove it, at first find and repair this real problem.

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Salut Andre et bienvenue sur ce forum ! ;)    Hope you will find it OK here and don't hesitate to post any query you might have about the cars and so on.

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Salut les gars! Thanks for the welcoming

 

Well the cat removal cost 2 to 3 times cheaper than a genuine cat converter. Besides, it usually moves the torque curve to higher rpm, especially on this engine. The torque lost down is given back on the top, perfect for track usage. It would solve my problem and fit well with a gr.N complete exhaust.

By security I would anyway change also the ignition coils, lambda and IAT sensor as the OBD gives me both failure codes, even after a reset.

 

I know each country has different tolerance towards emission controls that's why I ask. France is pretty flexible with emissions. I never passed any STK in CZ, I heard from friends that it can pass without a cat, it all depends on the center where you go, if they're strict or not, if they know you, if your kids go to school together etcetc :D

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Yep that's what I keep on hearing as well .... basically you can go to STK without a cat "if you know a guy there" ... you know what I mean, right ?

 

By the way  - pourquoi est-ce que tu t'es démenagé ici ? :) Pour le boulot ? Juste un peu de curiosité a ma part ...

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Longue histoire :) Pour Erasmus, le temps de rencontrer ma copine, le peu d'envie d'habiter en France et l'ambiance de Prague et la CZ en général. Je me sens chez moi ici, même en ne parlant pas très bien tchèque.

Il y a 4 ans c'était simple de trouver un job en parlant français / anglais. C'est toujours simple, mais un peu moins aujourd'hui je pense.

 

Après 3 ans chez Accenture, je pars chez SABMiller (Pilsner Urquell entre autres) en Mars. Budu pracovat pro pivo, na pivo a s pivem :)

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CHA !! Du monde est vraiment petit comme on le dit ... J'ai bosse pour Accenture entre 2007 et 2010 :)  Ici a Prague (4). Pardon pour ne pas utliiser les accents et la diacritique francais en general .... Claviature tcheque tu vois :)

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Je suppose que tu es francais? Sinon chapeau bas pour ton niveau de language :D

 

Let's stick to English maybe for the rest of the people. 

I don't know anyone working in an STK, so if some of you guys know a "flexible" STK around Prague, please let me know ;)

Otherwise I'll get a new cat to pass the STK and will install a decat right after.

 

Anyone here riding a 206 RC and doing some track days?

 

I'm also a motorbike and a motokary fan, I do some laps with a bunch of expats friends. Anyone here interested?

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Well I'm a genuine Czech guy who just happen to have studied French :) So thanks.

On the kart-racing related note - I am definitely in ! ;) There's a bunch of great places for doing this all around Prague. We can even schedule it as a 'mini-reunion' of the guys from this club. Either just the ones speaking English or - otherwise - it'll be a great opportunity for you to practise Czech language ;)

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Ty vole mluvis dobre! I hope I can handle Czech one day as well as you handle French. My girlfriend speaks French so it doesn't help, I only get to really practice my Czech when I visit her familly in Uherske Hradiste and get some domaci shots :D

 

I know well Radotin, good track but average karts...I used to go to Cerny Most too, home made karts, sliding track, but I think it closed down right?

I'd like to try Cheb in summer. Any other address in Praha?

Definitly if you guys organize some motokary events, count me in, even more if it's not with English speaking people. No need to talk when we race anyway ;)

 

Last but not least of my questions. I used to have an English speaking garage called Tukec servis, not far from Prague. They're not bad but I wonder if you have better/cheaper addresses, even if they don't speak English?

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Depends on what you call 'garage'  ... like a cheap service guy who knows his work well ? I bet people here can recommend few. Otherwise as you know there are several authorized Peugeot garages and the premium users here (meaning you pay 400,- crowns for a year's membership) get 5% discount in there. By the way - funny having a French guy here who asks for an advice about French car :D  (joke, don't get offended).

 

As for karts - yeah I think that one on Cerny Most kinda went out of business a while ago BUT there's a nice hall just close to Cerny Most - Prague Arena. Also I know one in Kbely, and the one you mentionned - Radotin. But I bet there has to be more...

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haha well I'm kind of an old school guy, so I only had youngtimers so far, this 206 is my most recent car. Before that my most recent car was a Toyota MR2 mk2 from 1991 haha :) . So it's more about being lost with on board control systems, electronic shits etc. This anti-pollution fault and downgraded mode would have never happen on my old CRX.

 

Besides having an OBD II interface, I can't do much with electronics, so I need a garage. Do you get 5% discount on every authorized Peugeot dealer and on every work they do with the club membership?

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Well we have a list of contractors = partners which currently provide us with discounts. There's I guess most importantly Auto Kelly - great discounts for car parts + also in their garage, then Elit (car parts), Peugeot Domanský (car parts + maybe also service, not 100% sure now to be honest) and few more. 

 

There's a list here : http://www.peugeot-club.com/index.php?/forum/158-na%C5%A1i-partne%C5%99i-a-firmy-spolupracuj%C3%ADc%C3%AD-s-klubem/

 

And here is how to become a member and get all the benefits = membership card which allows you to have the discounts and so on as well as to participate in leading this club (vote in elections, have access to few otherwise hiddene threads here  and so on) : http://www.peugeot-club.com/index.php?/store/category/2-%C4%8Dlenstv%C3%AD-inzerce/

 

:)

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