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Re: Catalytic Converter - BAD?

>I had the cat replaced with a factory one and it was about $400 but it really
>ran nice after that.  I did check a JC Whitney catalog and found a cat for
>$80 but my mechanic told me it wouldn't work well and he wouldn't put a cheap
>one on.  So, the neighbor girl is getting full advantage of my offering to
>the Audi gods and the car run fine today with over 240,000 miles on it.
>AL Callery

What I heard from a Mercedes mechanic on that list was that the JC Whitney
stuff was fine, and flowed a bit more freely than stock.  Apparently there
are very few manufacturers of these items, so a lot of them come from the
same plant.

Your mechanic's opinion may be at least a bit biased since he would get no
margin on a JC Whitney part.  In addition, if he wasn't familiar with it,
he would be expected to be leery of it.

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL