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Old 08-12-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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grrrrrr , it never fails, whenever i think im in the clear for a while, BOOM something happens.... i know its gonna fail with flying colors the catalytic converter is bad, and im pretty much sure the o2 sensor is shot. so exhaust wise, what should i do? should i have it replaced with a factory style catalytic converter and muffler? or should i have a better system put on? anyone got any ideas on it (i dont see much on this forum about 87-91 exhaust)



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New Magnaflow Cat Converter, $57ish shipped to your door....

O2 I think will run around $35-$40 with shipping... Ac Delco Unit....

Then if you haven't done it, new plugs, wires, air filter... Minor stuff...

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$25 for the O2.

Cat I agree with Jr here. How do you know your cat is crap? Is it clogged, because even clogged i think it still works.
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Dunno, we do not have inspections here. Might move to Florida.
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Dunno, we do not have inspections here. Might move to Florida.
Yupper.... No inspections here...

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Michigan either.. should move over here man.. the weather sucks but at lesat you can drive anything
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.... why do i live in MA again....? safety inspection once a year.. safety and emissions every two years.....

luckily i have a newer car that doesnt pass inspection, but its newer, so they dont check it as thoroughly
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New Jersey FINALLY got a little smarter when it comes to vehicle instpections. New car buyers are exempt from inspections for the first four years. After that, you have to go every 2 years. And they only test emissions if your car does not have OBD I or II.(sounds like Obladi and Oblada - oh well, life goes on - BRA).
If you have an OBD vehicle, they turn your car off, then they turn it on to see if the Check Engine/MIL Light goes ON. If it stays ON, you fail emissions, if it goes OFF, well, obviously you pass the emissions test. It you don't have an OBD equiped car(like my '84 Corilla) then they take it jogging on a tread mill with a probe up its a$$ to test the emssions. Other than that, it'* Headlights, Tail Lights, Stop Lights, Directional Lights, Horn, Wipers, Brake Distribution, E-Brake Operation, Shocks/Strut Test, Gas Cap Pressurization Test, No Cracks in the Glass/Windsheild, and no missing mirrors.
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$25 for the O2.

Cat I agree with Jr here. How do you know your cat is crap? Is it clogged, because even clogged i think it still works.
exhaust shop told me it was rusted/rattling when i had the muffler replaced (bad move, THIS MUFFLER DRIVES ME INSANE!!!!!!! when u floor it u hear this loud whistling noise GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!)
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If you are going to go with a new muffler, you can always do what I did, and go with the magnaflow from the f-body cars, single in dual out.

One really important thing when you go for the test, run your car for a good 30 minutes to an hour before the test and when you get there DO NOT turn your car off. alot of cars fail cause they are not warmed up properly. It may be just enough to get you by.
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