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Old 08-19-2012, 04:18 PM
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Catalytic converter

My catalytic converter is rattling and I'm guessing that if I gut my cat that the check engine light will come on. Is there a way to bypass it " the engine light" if I do? And would a cat from a 92 to 96 work. It's a stock exhaust.
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Re: Catalytic converter

People do Cat deletes all the time and im pretty sure the check engine light doesnt come on.. Someone please correct me if im wrong. You wont pass emissions (if your state requires testing).
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Re: Catalytic converter

You can get an 02 sensor spacer. spaces the sensor away from the pipe when you get rid of the cat. illegal for inspection but most place will look over it. but you will fail emissions
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Re: Catalytic converter

A test pipe (cat delete) will throw a CEL.

The o2 sensor spacers aka a defouler mod aka Blox CEL Eliminator Adaptor

if one does not do the trick, try two. This usually gets rid of the CEL, but you will more than likely fail inspection without a catalytic converter.


Check your heat shield on the cat, usually they just come loose. Also, if it's the internals of the cat breaking loose - they will clog up your system and cause your car to run like ****.
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Re: Catalytic converter

Just another option for ya: RockAuto has the magnaflow direct fit cat for about a bill... install was really, really easy. Took about an hour and that's only bc I had to pound out the old spline bolts bc I didn't have new fasteners.

Plus you can sell your old cat to a salvage place. After shipping, self install and salvage my new "high flow" cat set me back $55, not bad at all. That's almost the same price as a CEL delete and you're all good emissions wise (lol even though Florida doesn't have emission laws on the books). Also my engine is running muuch better now it seems.
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Re: Catalytic converter

^ best route, I've installed a couple of them on 5th gens, nice cats.
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Word.... O.P. Don't be alarmed if they make a little smoke after. I had a nice treck back from the garage I used in Gainesville and upon my return I had a nice stink-plume going, lol.
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