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Something like an accessport?

So I have a question. So I have a bad cat and instead of buying a new one, i figured i would just throw a test pipe in there instead. Is there anything like an accessport for hondas that I could use to get around the emissions thing? Also, my friend has a code reader, if I were to clear my CEL for insufficient whatever, blah blah blah blah my cat is bad, then go get my emissions done, would it read "not ready" or would I pass?
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Re: Something like an accessport?

It would read "Not Ready". Not sure how long / how many miles, but there has to be sufficient data points taken by the ECU before it will give a ready status. And pretty sure if it failed once, it will fail again.

How do you KNOW that your CAT is bad? Is it marginal/barely failing? A bad CAT usually gives a High NOX reading... If it's not that, and you have a high HydroCarbon reading, it's more likely your ignition system (plugs/wires/cap/rotor/timing)

You can ALSO try a bottle of fuel system cleaner. Chevron Techron in a bottle is only $8 and works great. I bought a car once to fix and turn around and it barely failed, so I ran a whole bottle in a half tank, drove it, reset the CEL/MAL, drove it another 40 miles for the data points, and when I checked it with my scanner, it was ready and NO CEL/MAL. Passed the emissions test with flying colors. So, for $8, it's worth a shot! Worst that can happen is you'll be out $8, but you'll also have a clean fuel/injector system!
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Re: Something like an accessport?

Well the reason I believe my Cat is bad is because not only am
I throwing a code that could be the cat...the code is P0420, which is "Catalyst system
Efficiency below theshold." But when my car is running I hear a terrible rattling sound, at first it sounded like it was coming from My IM But when I searched a little more i found it was coming from my cat. Also I was searching around PZ when I thought it was coming from my IM and I found a thread revealing that the sound that fit the description of mine was in fact the internals of his cat rattling around. That plus my code lead me to believe I have a bad catalytic converter

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Re: Something like an accessport?

Based on what you just said, yeah, sounds like a bad CAT to me...
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Re: Something like an accessport?

Yeah, that's what I thought. It doesn't really matter much right now cause I don't have to do an emissions test for another year and 3 months, it was just on my mind and I was talking to my buddy with an Accesport about how easy it is for him to pass emissions..
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Re: Something like an accessport?

I was reading up on that (Cobb) Accessport thing and I think that even if you had that and removed the CAT, the car would still fail for too high of NOX... Besides, doesn't the Accessport cost more than what a new CAT would? I mean, unless you happen to have one onhand that works with your car...
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Re: Something like an accessport?

Well basically what it is is you can return your car within a couple minutes. No need to go somewhere to get your car tuned or anything like that. He also has the ability to clear codes with it. But with his case, he straight piped his car and with the access port be can tell his computer that nothing is wrong and the he doesn't have a high NOX reading. So when they plug the reader into your car they won't get any codes and it will tell them the system is ready. There is a lot you can do with them..like A LOT.
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