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Re: Catalytic converter questions
>I have an '87 5kQuattro w/ 130k, and I think I am in need of a new catalytic
>converter. It makes that pebble in a tin can noise above 2,000 RPM in the
This noise occurs when a chunk of ceramic inside the catalytic converter
cracks off and starts tumbling around the inside of the housing.
>I am selling the car soon, and the prospect of buying a $400 cat. for a
>$3500 car is proposterous. I understand it is a heavy fine (like $10k) if I
>remove it & put a pipe through to the first muffler.
>Any inexpensive alternatives to a new Audi cat? HELP
You should be able to find an aftermarket catalytic converter that will
fit. Probably one with a universal fit design will do. That's what I put
in my Audi 4k a couple of years ago. Price was $250 CDN versus $600 CDN
for the Audi part.
I guess, check a Parts USA or PEP BOYS or NAPA or something like that. I
got mine at Canadian Tire (which isn't of help to you, but somebody will
have an aftermarket part).
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