[s-cars] RE: Catalytic Converters

Joseph Pizzimenti pizzoman at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 29 21:19:59 EST 2003

On my RS2'd '94, I failed tailpipe sniffing last year
sans cat, but I got a sticker anyway cause I was owed
a favor.  :-P

Swapping out the pipe is no big deal, but we were just
lazy that day.


--- TM <t44tq at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 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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