I'm in the process of preparing my car for its annual Nova Scotia safety
inspection and when I was rolling around on the creeper underneath the car,
I noticed the joint is starting to split on the resonator and there is a gap
about 2" long. This is obviously making the exhaust louder and will not
pass inspection as is. But what I want to know is, is this resonator
required to pass inspection, or should I be able to remove and replace it
with a piece of straight pipe? I know it is there to tone down the note of
the exhaust, but I don't think it's going to make a significant difference.
It's not that it is too expensive to replace, but it would surely make the
replacement job much easier, and it will save me at least $50-$75. BTW, I
live in Nova Scotia and I have checked the Motor Vehicle Registry website,
but there is no specific information in regards to the exhaust system. You
are required to have a catalytic converter, if the car was originally
equipped with it. They are also making changes in that older vehicles will
only be required to be inspected every two years, as opposed to every year.
The downside is that they are going to be very strict with their
Any info on this would be appreciated.