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Replacing the Catalytic Convertor

So i'm going to replace the cat on my 98 Type SH and my mechanic recommended getting new bolts since they sometimes will snap.
I called my local Honda dealership and total cost for the bolts alone is almost $80!
That seems a little steep for bolts. I mean how complex is bolt technology? Its nothing new under the sun. So i was wondering if anyone knows if i can buy the same bolts for less at the hardware store?
The manual says they are 1.25mm 22 N-m. Is the 22 N-m a metric type standard or maybe a hardness? Because it seems like i could probably find some 1.25mm bolts pretty easy.
Any insight would be much appreciated.
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Re: Replacing the Catalytic Convertor

The 22 N-m is the torque spec.

Ummm...I wouldn't buy the bolts from the dealer either to be honest. Maybe try Majestic and see what their prices are.
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Re: Replacing the Catalytic Convertor

its actually a 8x1.25mm bolt. just go to any hardware store or Fastenal store if you have 1 and tell em u need a 8x1.25mm by whatev length bolt and they can help ya out
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its actually a 8x1.25mm bolt. just go to any hardware store or Fastenal store if you have 1 and tell em u need a 8x1.25mm by whatev length bolt and they can help ya out
Agreed....I just went to ACE Hardware today and got a bolt I needed for my car. I just showed them the bolt and the guy matched it up and I was done.
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Re: Replacing the Catalytic Convertor

yea and you can get the same bolt there for like 25cents that honda would sell ya for $3. idk y honda charges so Fn much its ridiculous
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its actually a 8x1.25mm bolt. just go to any hardware store or Fastenal store if you have 1 and tell em u need a 8x1.25mm by whatev length bolt and they can help ya out
Actually the 8x means that you need 8 bolts. ie 8 times (bolt type). 6 for the cat itself and 2 for the heat shield.

Anyhow thanks for the advice guys, i was able to locate replacements at home depot no problems.
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