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

Lt.Kubosh Lt.Kubosh at atlas.cz
Sun May 16 18:22:22 EDT 2004

A bought the universal cats from discount converters for my A 100 Avant
Quattro.  Perfect comunication and everythig. But
The cats are different. While the original has inlet little bit turned to
the side, universal ones are just strainght and my mechanic was seriusly
#$%% off.
He had to alter the exhaust manifold - cat pipe. It cost me several hours of
work more and some heat resistant pipes.
After all - it works, but if you're US citizen buy the whole piece for >$100
(pipe with the cat) and not just the cat for $60.

Maybe this apply only to the Quattro models because of the space
requirements under the car, but check your original...


Try these guys.  I haven't used them yet, so no BTDT.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Clive Young" <cyoung1661 at rogers.com>
To: "Audi list" <v6-12v at www.audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 11:38 PM
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 only

Clive Young
95 90S FWD 5SPD
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