[s-cars] RE: Catalytic Converters

Mark Strangways strangconst at rogers.com
Mon Dec 29 17:25:41 EST 2003

Yeah, but Pizzo used olive oil in the motor.
That's why it didn't pass.


Mark S
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
To: "'Beer, Jerald S.'" <jbeer at boosecasey.com>
Cc: "S-Car-List" <s-car-list at audifans.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 4:45 PM
Subject: [s-cars] RE: Catalytic Converters

> Pizzo needs to chime here, but IIRC, his '94 S4 would not
> pass emissions w/o a cat.
> Don't know if that is 100% correct- I'd install my bypass pipe
> if that were the case.
> No dyno testing on an AWD anywhere yet, AFAIK. Definitely not the
> case in PA, NJ or NY.
> Taka
> -----Original Message-----
> 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. 
> Regards,
> Jerry
> 91 200qa (here, kitty, kitty...)
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