[V6-12v] Confirmed dead cat ... no nine lives !

Nathan White natwhite at mnsi.net
Fri May 7 00:13:09 EDT 2004

How about getting a shop to weld in some universal cats? They are about
$40 each, compared to OEM for $500+.

My dad got one of these (link below) for his 100quattro, works fine, but
expensive compared to universal.


Nathan White

-----Original Message-----
From: v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of Clive Young
Sent: May 6, 2004 11:38 PM
To: Audi list
Subject: [V6-12v] Confirmed dead cat ... no nine lives ! 

Hi Guys 

Well just got some confirmation tonight. All today that noisy cat was
bothering me as I was driving around. Tonight I jacked it up and started
banging underneath. I heard a strange rattle coming from the exhaust so
whipped off...read busted off .... the two bolts fastening the muffler (
I think that is what it is ) to the pipe and took it out . Sure enough
after about 30 seconds of shaking it out came to big hunks of catalytic
converter substrate. I guess I was lucky really as it didn't plug up the
exhaust. The cat sounds the same  and this is an aftermarket cat so it
begs the question is this substrate from the original cat ? the
aftermarket one that is making the noise .. or could it even be the
other side. !
    I crawled back under for a closer inspection and my fears were
confirmed. A crease on the bottom part of the cat right at the front .
The PO obviously hit something and busted up the inside. Guess I am just
living with the noise now !! 

P{S if anybody knows of a place that sells 5spd FWD  90 cats , please
pass it along. All the sights I have checked have been for automatic

Clive Young 
95 90S FWD 5SPD
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