| Originally posted by bitcore+Aug 17 2004, 03:07 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bitcore @ Aug 17 2004, 03:07 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ghettozn@Aug 4 2004, 03:17 PM |
Will sound hella loud, and you will not pass emissions
You will not pass emisions = correct. The muffler is what "muffles" the exhaust noise, the catalic converter dosn't play a part in this. Why do people make that mistake ALL OF THE TIME?
Since you think the cause is the gasoline you put in it... Don't use that gasoline anymore. You may also want to replace the fuel filter now since you have put some bad gas in it a few times. (it's a 23$ part at bavauto.com, easy fix, you can do it yourself if you have jacks) Not really nessicary though.
Are you sure your post-cat O2 sensor is ok? That's the only way the car knows there's something is wrong with the cat, the 2nd O2 sensor.
BTW, When the check engine light comes on... Do what it says and go to a mechanic. If you dont, you can cause further damage depending on what the failure is. [/b][/quote]
I have read some of your posting the last couple of days and you are a veritable fountain of misinformation!!!!!
The worst part is you are so arrogant that you deign to "score" people's posts with a grade of 0-100 percent.
So here is a fact for you: the catalytic converter, because of the tremendous heat generated within it die to the chemical reaction that occurs is constructed of extremely heavy walled metal. It is also completelyfilled with a honeycomb like structure, done so as to maximixe the surface area for the exhaust gases to react with the rare metals that are plated onto this honeycomb structure. All of this adds up to a considerable amount of sound pressure attenuation. (otherwise known as damping or muffling). It is not a muffler but it does significantly impact the amount and TONE (resonant frequency) of the exhaust.
As to the next point.... clearly you are speaking from a position of never having done anything if your advice is to go run to a mechanic. Buy a code reader for a 100 bucks or so. Then do you own anlaysis. I dont think everyone can or even should endeavcor to repair their own vehicles, but whether people do or dont, knowing what is going on with their vehicles can often minimize the "raping and pilaging" by the dealer or "mechanic"
so do me and everyone else a favor... stop giving out all the free "advice" that is misleading people and causing them to spend money unnecesarily.
If you want to hear yourself speak go stand in front of the mirror. People like you are the reason that yahoo has a block function on their boards.