cody at 5000tq.com
Wed Jan 30 13:39:21 PST 2013
+1 to Grant. Not only illegal, but in fact it is a felony to remove the cat on a road going vehicle.
That said, everybody does it and very few outside of Cali get caught.
-Cody Forbes (mobile)
On Jan 30, 2013, at 4:05 PM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> there's a difference between "wont get caught" and "legal".
> Until they carry QQ plates all cars must meet the emissions for the year they were manufactured.
> I have no idea what the 5/50 refers to.
> Emissions equipment must be warranted by the manufacturer for 8/80 - but after that YOU must maintain it.
> On Jan 30, 2013, at 3:57 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
>> A good point Mike. Not every state requires emissions tests, though some
>> muffler shops are leary of doing a cat-delete modification.
>> Also, I have a couple of OEM 95 S6 cats that are used but in good condition.
>> Not sure if they'd fit but they could potentially be cut and adapted to the
>> V8. I've posted them for sale a couple of times but for various reasons I
>> still have them.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
>> Behalf Of Mike Arman
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:36 PM
>> To: quattro at audifans.com
>> Subject: dead cats
>> Question - on a 1990 car, do we even NEED the catalytic converters? These
>> things are way out of
>> warranty, and greatly exceed the federally mandated 5 year/50,000 mile
>> "gotta meet emissions" rules.
>> If your state doesn't do an emissions test, you'd be legal with plain old
>> exhaust tubing as a
>> replacement, with a bung welded on for the oxygen sensor.
>> There are so few 1990 V8Qs still running around that if every one of them
>> removed the cats, it
>> wouldn't make a measurable difference in air quality. (I know, I know, no
>> single raindrop thinks it
>> is responsible for the deluge.)
>> Please withhold my name by request, I have to go pull the wings off kittens
>> or something equally
>> politically incorrect, and prefer not to be disturbed.
>> Best Regards
>> I wasn't here, this conversation never took place.
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