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Old 07-12-2007, 22:06   #1 (permalink)
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Catalytic Converter problem and question

I just took my truck to install the volant cat-back exhaust yersterday at a muffler shop. The mechanic looked inside my nissan catalytic converter and noticed they were empty. No ceramic inside at all. It just looks like an empty soda can, so to speak. He said it's supposed to have ceramic in there or it won't pass smog. Has anyone else noticed this on their truck? I'm just wondering if it's normal or should I take my truck to the dealership? I just don't want to deal with them due to some reason, sometimes they never entertain me! please!
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Re: Catalytic Converter problem and question

You run rich, the excess fuel burns up in the ford catalytic converter. Run too much extra gas, and you'll start torching up the innards of the catalytic. Bad news if you live in an area with stringent emissions testing. If I recall, an OEM cat will run you quite a bit, I was quoted 800 for an oem one by my local dealer.

1. Fix the excess fuel problem. This will keep the life of the second catalytic up, and will also keep your fuel costs down in the long term.

2. you can get an oem catalytic that's 50 state legal from magnaflow in varying diameters for a fraction of the cost of an oem. Just need to get it welded up.
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Owww... That was nice. I'll check it out. Thanks mickey!
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no probs! It's a pleasure to help I'd been also in a similar situation once so I know the feeling
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