CAT? Give it to me straight!
My car is having a problem passing emmissions. Yeah, I could of had my crooked guy just slap the stickers on and chatrge me extra but I really wanted to know why? I first ran the Guar2pass stuff through my tank then I used 94 octane and drove to Baltimore on easter Sunday. I also swithced to CAI then I took it back and still fails. My mech scanned it and tells me I need a CAT. I had a CAT put on about 2yrs ago at Meineke. Do they go bad that fast. I paid abt $100 bucks. My current mechanic is an ACDelco service ctr and tells me it may cost me abt $200- $250. My question is: How is a bad CAT affecting my performance? Do I really need it? And should I go stock or is there an upgrade for better performance. When I askd my mechanic if this bad CAT affects horsepower, etc he couldn't give me a straight answer. Thanks in advance for your input.
95 SSEi 115,000 Green/Black or charcoal interior(leather)
5star factory alloys w 225 60 16"(Michelen XGT H4) Update 4-15-04 Kuhmo tires,
MODS: 3" Ricer pipe, K&N E1009, extended IAT to front of filter, 180 tstat, 200amp DP Alt Yellow. 4-Sony Xplod head unit .Polk components in doors, MTX amp, 2 10" subs. No name amp running 6x9'* "FROZEN ROTORS" w (Morse) ceramic metallic pads. Autopage autostart, sunroof & titanium tint all around. NGK V Power Plugs TR55, High flow Magnaflow CAT & Magna flow H body muffler.
As of 7-4-05
Waiting on pillar pod since March 04
Waiting on silicon coupler/reducer
1997 Chevy Lumina