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need new catalytic converter

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TimS, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Nov 27, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    TimS

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    Hi all. 1st post since my intro on the new members page. I have 2006 2.7 access cab with a salvage title. The CC is junk. Took the down pipe off and dumped it. White insulation and powder came out. It rolls around like a baseball in there. So, after many searches and sites, I only found 1 replacement OEM downpipe from benchmarkhttp://www2.partstrain.com/store/?N=0&PN=5760

    Has anyone gone this route or would it be best to cut the cat out and start welding.
    I did a lot of reading about the codes that aftermarket cats can cause but the dealer (very helpful) is just way to high. $1700.00 with no labor.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 27, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    The CAT is covered under 80000 miles or 8 year warranty.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    The truck has a salvage title. Warranty is not valid.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    Damn, that sucks. There is always the URD O2 simulator. It tricks the ECU into thinking the CAT is good.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    Thanks for the tip. I've never even heard of them until I started looking for a cat. I believe you are 100% correct in suggesting it. Thanks. I have been out of the loop on electronics since I stopped racing rally cars a few years back.
    I'll call URD when they open.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    ^ the 02 simulator will trick your ECU, but wont trick smoggers in Maine. you can get performance cats for a few hundred $$$ and have an exhaust shop install them for less than $100.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    TimS

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    I checked that out. There is only one county that requires a OBD check as of 2001. No sniffers yet. I am going to a couple of exhaust places tommorow also. Now, the fostor's has just been opened.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Installed the new downpipe today. Very easy to do. I did use a new gasket at the joint just after the resonator. Also, I tapped out the 2 bolt holes at the top just to clean the threads. I did take 2 pictures of the new and old pipes.
    What a difference in the truck. The old cat was rattleing around etc. After driving it for awhile I removed the charcoal filter from the intake. There was a better response in 1st,2nd and 3rd gears. Much happier now. We'll see how things go with the ECU and regarding a CEL down the road.
    Thanks for all responses and tips.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    Huntr Pat

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    Any reports on how things ran on your CAT repair?
     
  10. Dec 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    lol screw the cat... get a downpipe ^_^
     
  11. Dec 25, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Here in California we have really strict laws and realisticly its not worth the fine.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    The picture from a couple of posts ago shows the new downpipe. So far so good. It fit good. Its made by benchmark and I got it at partstrain.com. No CEL's yet. The truck is running good. I installed the AFE air filter and removed the charcoal filter. It was a noticable difference for me.
     
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