FW: Catalytic Converters

Beer, Jerald S. jbeer at boosecasey.com
Mon Dec 29 08:50:08 EST 2003

Interesting Tom. When Florida had emissions, they did the standard
tailpipe test. Now that I think about it, I don't think they did my car
on the dyno test because I had AWD. They did have me birng up the rpms
to something like 3000, and hold it for a few seconds. Thanks for the

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Gutted cats on a clean running Audi should pass an idle test, but after
that all bets are off.  Once they starting running the car on a dyno, it
will fail without cats, especially if they are testing for NO.  BTDT in



Well, new cats will help, but I would suggest that a well tuned 20v
should not need cats to pass emissions. I don't know how much stricter
California is than Florida ( it had emissions testing until 3 or 4 years
ago), but I can assure you that catless cats did not prevent a certain
black avant from passing Florida emissions with flying colors (not
betting into the cat vs. no cat for pollution debate here). So while
new, and bigger (as Ned points
out) cats should help, you may still have other problems. 
91 200qa (here, kitty, kitty...)

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