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Straight pipe

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by toytaco85, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    toytaco85

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    i had my cat stolen, so i just replaced it with a straight pipe....will that hurt anything? ive actually noticed its faster and easier getting up to 90+ mph now
     
  2. Jun 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Not sure about a 96. I think on the newer ones you would get a Check Engine Light code about the cat not working correctly. I think they have a O2 sensor before and after the cat.

    Bob
     
  3. Jun 18, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    my check engine light is on, and i figured the 02 sensors are the reason. i guess my question is, will anything actually happen to my engine, or is it just reading too much exhaust leaving without being filtered
     
  4. Jun 18, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Well Check engine lights, and do you have Emissions? we do every 2 years. It would fail with out 1..
     
  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    i have a year left on my emissions, im gonna have to buy a cat to replace it then. but very nice taco!
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Hi Toytaco85,

    If the computer read the 02 sensor and adjusts fuel mix or timing, it could make some difference in performance and gas mileage. I'm not sure what actually takes place. But my guess is that if you don't get any pinging and the engine temp stays alright then you probably aren't hurting anything.

    I think for this one you need some expert advice.

    I recently saw a news item down here in SC where cats were being stolen at shopping malls. I think comprehensive coverage on the insurance would cover it (minus deductable, of course). If I didn't have it insured I'd be looking around on ebay or junk yards for another cat.

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  8. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    when they stole mine, they were nice enough to just unbolt it, leave me the bolts and the gaskets, so i didnt have to do much but bolt on the straight pipe. i have a $500 deductable, but that would be way more than buying the cat and putting it on myself. i got the straight pipe from lcengineering, i love that site
     
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