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Need New Catalytic Converter, CEL #361753 Dec 30, 5:10am Dec 30, 5:10am
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Need New Catalytic Converter, 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, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361754 Dec 30, 8:23am Dec 30, 8:23am
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you pay for what you get when it comes to catalytic converters. The price of the convertors depends on how much platinum, pallatium and rohdium it contains, all of which are very expensive metals. The more metal, the longer the converter will last. If you pay $100-200, expect to pay that again a year or so down the road. With the high flow cat, you probably wont pass emmissions.


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter, CEL [Re: csheriff] #361755 Dec 30, 10:21am Dec 30, 10:21am
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The celica's cat is pretty high-flow, or so I've heard. confused


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter, CEL [Re: Chaz] #361756 Dec 30, 10:50am Dec 30, 10:50am
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yes it is...I've got the same cel problem, and I'm having it done under warranty

Re: Need New Catalytic Converter, CEL [Re: AZZKIKR] #361757 Dec 30, 10:58am Dec 30, 10:58am
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Thanks guys for the advice, lol, more advice needed

Jerry


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Re: Need New Catalytic Converter, CEL [Re: jrbulosan] #361758 Dec 30, 11:56am Dec 30, 11:56am
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