[200q20v] HELP!! Catalytic converter...
malth at umich.edu
Mon Nov 20 09:03:29 EST 2000
Interesting story. Max, you could always have a straight pipe fabbed and
installed in place in case of the drone... I actually noticed poorer
sounds when I switched over from gutted cat to straight pipe on my CQ
(more raspy, higher pitched) so caveat emptor. Last time I checked
straight pipes were also cheaper than Audi cats (and there are no
inspections in Michigan).
On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Intended Acceleration wrote:
> Red Hot chunks = Too much fuel.
> A few years ago at Road America I had a boost hose leak and was black
> flagged for the red hot stuff coming out the tail pipe. I pounded out the
> melted stuff, fixed the leak, and ended up with a hollow droan at 55 mph.
> An Austrian exhaust mfg told me to extend a piece of pipe into the empty cat
> to remove the droan. Didn't do it just installed a 3" system.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of Chris Covington
> Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 1:03 PM
> To: Max Conover
> Cc: -J J-; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] HELP!! Catalytic converter...
> Just gut the things! Save untold amounts of cash in a state that will
> never check, as long as you're going to stay there.
> '91 2cq
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Max Conover wrote:
> > Your engine was designed to run with a set amount of back pressure, so
> > it could do untold things. Try DEC cat converts. I am in the BMW auto
> > business and our experience with them has been great. STAY AWAY from Bosal
> > Ansa, PURE JUNK.
> > Max
> > PS how many miles on your car ?
> > -J J- wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > > My catalytic converters are shot! I was driving down the road, and
> > > something went wrong.. chunks of metal started flying out of the exhaust
> > > (and red hot chunks at that!). Brought to the dealer (it was on its way
> > > there anyway..) and they have quoted me $2400 to repair and replace.
> > > should I do? I live in MI, so there are no emissions checks, but is that
> > > intelligent thing to do? What are my other options, and where might I
> > > some less expensive cats? HELP!!!
> > >
> > > John Gronberg Jr.
> > >
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