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Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL #361743 Dec 30, 5:08am Dec 30, 5:08am
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Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL
Okay, so I just took my 2000 Celica GT for it's 90,000 maintance service tune up at my usual Bob Smith Toyota in La Crescenta, CA. I had the check engine light on for some time, thought it was just my MAS(F?) sensor being dirty again, and they checked it for me for free. Turns out that they say I need a new catalytic converter and quoted me $1,130 for the part and $118.50 to install it. Do they think I'm rich...? I don't need a smog check until March 2006 and was wondering if driving with a bad catalytic converter is bad, ie decreased gas mileage, etc. I read a post that one forum member got the high flow Magnaflow OBD-II 2.25 inlet/outlet for $110, but the cheapest I found was at Magnaflow's website for $212. Does anyone know where I can find it the cheapest, whether online or anywhere in the Los Angeles, CA area? I called muffler shops in my area and got the basic $350 installed. My local muffler shop will install one for $70, but just gotta find it. I'm going to post this in other forums so most members can see my problem. Thanks in advance for any help on this subject matter.


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361744 Dec 30, 10:28am Dec 30, 10:28am
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defately go with a hi-flow one if you gotta replace it-i always upgrade if i have to replace something and i dont have a lot of $ either


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: celicadragon] #361745 Dec 30, 11:00am Dec 30, 11:00am
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Thanks Celicadragon for the advice. Anyone one know if driving with a bad catalytic converter is bad?


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361746 Dec 30, 11:06am Dec 30, 11:06am
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its bad for smog reasons... just get a new high flow cat..check the top of the pacific forum for a link to a good exhaust shop. i think they'll hook you up if yer form EC thumbsup

Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: StuntPanda] #361747 Dec 30, 11:16am Dec 30, 11:16am
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i dont think it hurts performance just kills the environment thats all


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: celicadragon] #361748 Dec 30, 11:23am Dec 30, 11:23am
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
i dont think it hurts performance just kills the environment thats all


I know, I do feel bad because I do recycle, don't litter, but my 1966 Ford Mustang doesn't even have a catalytic converter and there's nothing I can do about that one. I'm still searching for the cat installed. Thanks again for the advice guys!!!


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361749 Dec 30, 11:50am Dec 30, 11:50am
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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #361750 Dec 30, 11:53am Dec 30, 11:53am
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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #361751 Dec 30, 1:33pm Dec 30, 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23


Thanks so much for that link. $55.57 ain't bad at all, except it's not the 2.25 inlet/outlet I need and it isn't CA stamped, but gonna call them up for a price on the actual one I need. Thanks so much!!!


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter Problem, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361752 Dec 30, 2:57pm Dec 30, 2:57pm
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