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spddemon
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spddemon Oct 28, 12:39am - #311683 
2000 black Toyota Celica GT
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universal catalytic converter?

Is it ok to use an universal cat? I need a new one and I've been told not to use a universal.
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iggy Oct 28, 12:39am - #311684 
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silver Oct 28, 4:09am - #311685 
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No. They're specific tto the car based on it's size, weight, engine displacement, etc. Check the Oklahoma laws to see what's considered a legal replacement. They're very strict about that sort of thing in CA, but I don't know what it's like where you live.
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celicadragon Oct 29, 8:13pm - #311686 

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i would like to know the same thing i was looking at some hi flow cats but werent sure how hi flow the ones on our cars are already

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RedSunCelica Oct 29, 9:03pm - #311687 

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itll work. go to a muffler shop and they can hook it up. ive installed a universal high flow cat for my car only change that was made was a new gasket for the net cat. other then that universals will work.
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Blue_Bomber Oct 29, 9:34pm - #311688 
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You need to find out what is legal in your state. Some states have laws that prohibit the use of any cat but stock, depending on age or mileage of the car. You also need to make sure the cat is OBD II compliant.
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celicafourotwo Oct 29, 11:28pm - #311689 

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i wonder if there's a specific website that you can check all about it for all states..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Blue_Bomber Oct 30, 12:05am - #311690 
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BTW, the warranty on emissions system parts is something like 8yr/80k, so unless you're over that, it's supposed to be replaced free under warranty (unless you have a header and the divider plate broke off or something).
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silver Oct 30, 11:19pm - #311691 
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
BTW, the warranty on emissions system parts is something like 8yr/80k, so unless you're over that, it's supposed to be replaced free under warranty (unless you have a header and the divider plate broke off or something).


A new cat from Toyota will run you in a solid $900, so if you've got a warranty, use it.
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