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Old 01-08-2006, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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1). Is there anything worth recovering in the cat from a 300 TDi? and if
not, how do they justify the 250 extra cost for a "cat" pipe compared to a
"non-cat" pipe?

2). Out of academic interest, is there a way of getting a "cat" front pipe
off the 300 TDi (with front anti-roll bar) without cutting the pipe or
removing half the front suspension?

the "non-cat" pipe will *just* go on in one piece, luckily...

doesn't appear to make any difference to the smnoke. If anything, the smoke
once running and warm looks to be less, not more.

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Old 01-08-2006, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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Austin Shackles wrote:
> 1). Is there anything worth recovering in the cat from a 300 TDi? and if
> not, how do they justify the 250 extra cost for a "cat" pipe compared to a
> "non-cat" pipe?


Platinum and Iridium or summat similar. There must be a fair value of
it as there's a firm here that buys 'dead' cats for enough money for me
to bother calling them when I have one.



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Old 01-08-2006, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:23:28 +0000, Austin Shackles wrote:

> 1). Is there anything worth recovering in the cat from a 300 TDi?
> and if not, how do they justify the 250 extra cost for a "cat" pipe
> compared to a "non-cat" pipe?


The catalyst is Platinum. Platinum isn't cheap at about 560/troy oz
(31 grams). Gold is only 300/troy oz...

There are 4 to 5 grams of PGMs in each convertor. PGM = Platinum Group
Metals, Platinum, Rhodium, Palladium. The other two aren't particulary
cheap either.

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Old 01-09-2006, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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On or around Mon, 09 Jan 2006 07:46:18 +1300, EMB <embtwo@gmail.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>Austin Shackles wrote:
>> 1). Is there anything worth recovering in the cat from a 300 TDi? and if
>> not, how do they justify the 250 extra cost for a "cat" pipe compared to a
>> "non-cat" pipe?

>
>Platinum and Iridium or summat similar. There must be a fair value of
>it as there's a firm here that buys 'dead' cats for enough money for me
>to bother calling them when I have one.


I knew this was the case for petrol 3-way cats. wasn't sure what was in the
diesel one.
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