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Smelly exhaust and general exhaust questions
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Quote:Originally posted by joebltzfk:
[B][QUOTE]Originally posted by BigProbe:
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If the cat is getting too much fuel, it wouldnt overheat...in fact, it wouldnt heat up properly.

Ok, Big Probe (???wishful thinking) check this site.

Dissagree, fine, but you dont have to be an ass.
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Look down under the heading CAUSES OF CONVERTER FAILURES. The first paragraph supports my point.

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#12

Quote:Originally posted by BigProbe:



[This message has been edited by BigProbe (edited 12-30-2001).]

I'm not being an "ass" BIG PROBE, (snicker)
where's your cents of yumor???? [Image: redface.gif])
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#13

I know for a fact that a lot of extra gas will make a cat run hot. In fact it was on my old 85 automatic TC that I found out. One morning, when it was exactly -20 below zero I started the car and it felt like it was running on one cylinder. I kept it running for awhile hoping it would clear up and wondering what the heck was wrong. After about 5 minuets I smelled something really nasty. I happend to look under the car and the cat was just smoking. It was obvious the the thing was just having gas poured into it. I went to work wondering what I was going to do with the thing. When I got home I started it up and except for a bit of smoke at first it ran great. A few weeks later it again hit 20 below and the same thing happend. The EEC lost its mind at 20 below. Go figure.

Now if just a little extra gas makes them hot, I don't know. Just like if the same makes the exhaust smell or, getting back to my original question, if a bad cat will smell.

I've pretty much decided to replace the cat, with a high flow one, not the (wink wink) test pipe. Can anyone give me a make and part number. The thing is I am a bit light in the wallet now and am not ready to replace my whole exhaust system. So can a big cat be plugged in and used later in say a 3" system.
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#14

Quote:Originally posted by R Pierson:
Can anyone give me a make and part number. The thing is I am a bit light in the wallet now and am not ready to replace my whole exhaust system. So can a big cat be plugged in and used later in say a 3" system.

for part numbers, try www.summitracing.com

re: 3" cat and non 3" piping...
you would have to make some sort of adapter plates which shrink the size of the cat's openings down to match the size of the rest of the pipe...IMO, it wouldnt be worth it...
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I've pretty much decided to replace the cat, with a high flow one, not the (wink wink) test pipe. Can anyone give me a make and part number. The thing is I am a bit light in the wallet now and am not ready to replace my whole exhaust system. So can a big cat be plugged in and used later in say a 3" system.[/B][/QUOTE]

JC Whitney has a 3" high flow for about a hundred bucks. I don't know a thing about it. Maybe someone here can give input. Happy New Year. Thanks
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