nick at beol.net
Thu Feb 28 12:49:04 PST 2008
Has any one else worked on a car that stopped running because a right size
chunk blocked the exhaust passage? Thats makes a bad day!
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ullrich" <david.ullrich at gmail.com>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: plugged cat
> Just as a side note...if your car runs really rich, it will head the cat
> the point where the cat matrix shatters and is dispelled out the muffler.
> Not that I'd EVER recommend doing this...its bad for the environment...but
> I've HEARD that some people will purposely set their engines to run really
> rich to "force" the car to puke out it's cat guts. ;)
> -Audiless for now
> -WTB: 1987 CGT "Triple White"
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Danton J.A. Cardoso
> <djacardoso at gmail.com>
>> As do I, in rural Missouri, no emissions test.
>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Mike Arman <Armanmik at earthlink.net>
>> > Regarding removal of pollution control and other/various smog control
>> > devices, I *think* the Feds say that shops can't remove them at all,
>> > owners can if the car is more than 5 years old and (or) has at least
>> > 50,000 miles on it.
>> > Notwithstanding the federal regs, there are states that require this
>> > stuff to work no matter what the age or the mileage (California comes
>> > mind) and there are other states/local jurisdictions that don't care
>> > as
>> > long as the car passes the sniff test, and there are places that don't
>> > care period.
>> > That said, remember that the ECU expects and is programmed for certain
>> > conditions of operation (back pressure should be X, air inlet temp
>> > should be Y, and so forth), so that removing the cat may upset
>> > else in these notably picky and finicky cars.
>> > I'd suggest pulling the codes first. That will tell you what's really
>> > wrong with the car. The "check engine" light is like a baby crying,
>> > all
>> > it tells you is that something is wrong, not WHAT is wrong.
>> > Dealers tend not to like simple repairs, they don't make much money on
>> > them. It is much more profitable for them to claim the cat is plugged
>> > and you need a new one (or two) at $,$$$ and they'll fix the one-wire
>> > plug that fell off (which is the actual problem) as they install your
>> > new exhaust system.
>> > Personally, I like the Florida inspection system - none.
>> > Best Regards,
>> > Mike Arman
>> > 90V8Q
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