no, not a thread about pussies, but about catalytic converters.
remember the one i bought and fitted in October? well, it failed the emissions test.
got a new one, today (twice the price) and it sailed through the test.
all such stuff (poor quality, forgeries, etc) was supposed to have been sorted out ages ago, but obviously not.
of course, it wasn't all as smooth as that: because the government gives out the wrong information about my model of car, parts suppliers often supply the wrong parts. still, the re-ordered CAT was cheaper than the first one they sent.
the moral is: buyer beware: they've got you by the balls.