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Catalytic Converter Removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maachuu, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    goldentaco03

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    I will never go to a dealership or chain shop. I completely agree that how good a mechanic is, is gauged by years of experience and learning not formal education. However, that doesn't necessarily translate to pay and it is hard to differentiate between the two sometimes I guess. My family has used the same mechanic for a long time, he's on the more expensive side for a private shop. But he does good work, and will always explain stuff to you if you ask him. I've been trying to teach my family more and more about cars so they know what they're talking about and don't get ripped off by shops.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    frame done back in March but no mention of exhaust at that time
     
  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Dealers are not all bad, you need them for the latest in software, warranty, and recalls.

    You are right though most dealers care not bout the customer, they are too focused on the late 90’s early 2000’s way of operation......sales sales and more sales.... service and parts run the business not sales and “CSR” scores...
     
  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

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    Well it didn't rust out between then and now.

    You might consider seeing if they'd admit it should have been part of the process at the time.

    Or if your shop is giving you accurate info. Manifold back is kinda unusual.
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    How does a stainless steel exhaust "rust out"?
     
  6. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Not all stainless steels are the same, the shit used on missiles and space craft is not the same as an exhaust or steak knives.

    Exhaust also goes through thermocycles and that causes stainless to lose the stainless property over time, plus salt, road grime, rock impacts, animals, small children, and zombies that go under the truck cause dings and scrapes which allows the corrosion to set in.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    there are 3 grades of stainless

    most of the time its the welds that rust
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    If they ever bring in full emissions inspections, it'll cost you a fortune. Just keep them.
    Or if you ever sell the truck. It could become an issue that you'll regret having.
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    It is a FEDERAL crime to remove emission control devices such as catalytic converters.
     
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  11. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    True that, but, not all states enforce that since some don’t test or check for them.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Doesn't matter if a state doesn't test emissions. Federal law trumps state laws.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    While that is true, if there is no check or test no one knows.

    Plenty of evidence that states don’t care about FED law, but, I will refrain from political mentions.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Let's break it down.

    Daily driver that will be dependable? Tune it up and keep the cats.

    A farm truck or mud bigger/trail rig? Lose the cats.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Now I know what moral fiber you are made of!
     
  16. Jul 12, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    Certain politicians want California's Emissions Test system to go country wide.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Wrong,

    Only time emissions is bypassed is when I build race vehicles.

    My moral fiber is beyond reproach.

    Thanks for the insult.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    That is not what you said.
    "While that is true, if there is no check or test no one knows."
    That is what you said. This says nothing about race vehicles.
    You certainly did not prove your moral fiber is beyond reproach with that statement. You're welcome.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    This is one of the strangest threads I've ever read on here. It's got almost everything. Strong opinions that aren't applicable, technical misinformation, complaining about markets and wages, and even some mild flame wars.
     
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  20. Jul 12, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Gixerkiller Back in the real murica TTC #0043

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    You are a black and white only person.

    World ain’t like that Navy.

    There are states that do not check, federal law or not, if no one reports know one knows.

    The feds don’t police this, only the DOT does from INCEPTION of the vehicle, the police can check if they want, when was the last time you saw a cop look for a cat?

    The fed is the fed and all laws from them are paramount to treason if broken, there is a thing called state sovereignty also. The only time a vehicle MUST pass is the time it’s built and sold UNLESS the state tests for FEDERAL equipment.

    Got bigger tyres on your truck? You violate FEDERAL mpg requirements and tail pipe emissions, got a bumper? Have you measured the vehicle height? Violation if too high or low.
    Have you ever offered an aspirin to someone? You violate FEDERAL drug laws......

    It is a balance. Which is how this country operates.
    You SHOULD understand this as the military is all full of give and take.

    Enjoy basking in The holier than thou mentality.
     

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