[V8] catalytic converter removal?

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Wed Sep 6 15:10:48 EDT 2006

I wonder what would happen to California air if everyone took off their cats?
For something that "doesn't do much", the clear evidence (pun intended) seems
pretty obvious.

I may have missed this history lesson - but were catalytic converters forced on
us by the evil liberals who want to take our freedoms?

Having owned non-emission controlled cars as well as fully computerized, I would
never go back. The new motors are by far cleaner, last longer, make more power
per cubic inch, and require far less maintenance. Al would be proud.

As for his movie, I have not seen any credible evidence that anything in it is
false or mis-leading. It is based on what scientists from all over the world
have learned to date. (I have not seen the movie yet btw - but plan to) In fact,
sane, educated people from all over the world hail it as a fair and accurate


Quoting "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>:

> ... if you keep your car in proper tune the catalytic converter isn't
> necessarily doing that much for you ... but as a rule I do tend to run my
> cars with functioning cats ... The thing I hate the most about cats is the
> Hydrogen Sulfide by-product ... seems to be most prevalent on Japanese cars.
> H2S is bad for your health too ... not to many folks seem to be worried about
> it for some reason ... probably because Al Gore hasn't made a movie about it
> ...
> It looked like this was more an attempt to improve the song of the motor ...
> in that case I'll be you can get the sound you want by changing the silencers
> ... and leaving the cats in place ...
> ... or perhaps not ... I must say I loved hearing #344 running with the cats
> disconnected from the crossover ...
> Steve B
> San José, CA (USA)
> >
> > Does anyone have any thoughts about the removal of the Cats on a V8? my
> > whole system is off at the moment due to a gearbox rebuild. I'm thinking,
> > while its off to remove the Cats (legal in the UK on cars made before
> 1992)
> > My buddies car has had his removed and its made the car sound how every V8
> > car should do.. On some cars this is beneficial.. on some it is not with
> > regards to performance.
> >
> > any response welcome
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