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Old 07-01-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Tbirdman
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Catalytic Converter

Recently purchased a 1988 Ford Ranger that has a bad cat coverter...have
been told that to remove it or bypass it would harm the engine. Does
anyone know if that is true? Is it possible to run a straight exhaust on
this truck?

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Old 07-01-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
IleneDover@mailcity.com
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If you area does not have emission inspection YOU can take it
off.
Tampering laws only apply to those in the business, not
individual owners.


mike hunt



Tbirdman wrote:
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> Recently purchased a 1988 Ford Ranger that has a bad cat coverter...have
> been told that to remove it or bypass it would harm the engine. Does
> anyone know if that is true? Is it possible to run a straight exhaust on
> this truck?

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Old 07-03-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
Rob
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IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote:
> If you area does not have emission inspection YOU can take it
> off.
> Tampering laws only apply to those in the business, not
> individual owners.
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> mike hunt
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>
> Tbirdman wrote:
>
>>Recently purchased a 1988 Ford Ranger that has a bad cat coverter...have
>>been told that to remove it or bypass it would harm the engine. Does
>>anyone know if that is true? Is it possible to run a straight exhaust on
>>this truck?

that unit only has on O2 sensor right? and it is b4 the cat right? sure
you can remove it.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
Kevin Bottorff
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IleneDover@mailcity.com wrote in news:42C56AA6.F51CF8A1@mailcity.com:

> If you area does not have emission inspection YOU can take it
> off.
> Tampering laws only apply to those in the business, not
> individual owners.



I do know that is not totally correct anymore. several states have
owning the tampered viechel a fineable offence now. (weather you know it
is tampered with or not, if that isn`t stupid) check your local laws.
KB
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> mike hunt
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> Tbirdman wrote:
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>> Recently purchased a 1988 Ford Ranger that has a bad cat

coverter...have
>> been told that to remove it or bypass it would harm the engine. Does
>> anyone know if that is true? Is it possible to run a straight exhaust

on
>> this truck?




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