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97 OBW Catalytic Converter question


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#1 PDB24

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:36 PM

My mechanic tells me that my front cat is clogged. (It's a 97 OBW with 125k mi) I am planning on attempting to replace it on my own. Any thoughts on the following:

  • What would cause it to clog?
  • Do I have to replace the front and the rear cats or can I just replace the front one?
  • Would a universal cat that combines the front and back cats work well enough? (I drive in CA.)
  • Can anyone suggest a site that I can order a new cat(s) at a good price?
-Thanks!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:24 PM

There was a place in Hayward that rebuilt them a couple of years ago when I had one fitted to my Mercedes.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:43 PM

My mechanic tells me that my front cat is clogged. (It's a 97 OBW with 125k mi) I am planning on attempting to replace it on my own. Any thoughts on the following:

  • What would cause it to clog?
  • Do I have to replace the front and the rear cats or can I just replace the front one?
  • Would a universal cat that combines the front and back cats work well enough? (I drive in CA.)
  • Can anyone suggest a site that I can order a new cat(s) at a good price?
-Thanks!


Sorry I can't help you too much with your other questions, but here's a link to a source for cats. You might want to give them a call, because they don't have a price listed for a CA model for your car...

http://www.import-ca...-warehouse.com/




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