[DML] removing catalytic converter
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Hello Everyone,
I?m the guy who?s been having all the trouble with
running rich.  I think I have that fixed, or at least
close, with a new fuel distributor and wur, plus
following some other suggestions.  I?ll send an update
as soon as I?m sure.  

I decided to pull the catalytic converter to inspect
it as a lot of fuel had gone through the exhaust
system and I though it may be damaged.  I?m sure it?s
never been off before.  I removed the muffler no
problem, all four bolts broke when I tried to remove
them from the back of the cat, where it attaches to
the crossover pipe.  I didn?t figure that would matter
too much, as I was pretty sure I?d have to go on with
a new cat anyway.  Now, I simply cannot get the
converter off the crossover pipe.  I?ve beat on it so
much I?m sure the cat is ruined now, so obviously no
turning back.  It has yet to budge a bit.  I guess
everything is just fused due to years of heat and
rust.  All the beating has me worried about all the
extra stress I?m putting on the exhaust system, and
it?s getting me no where, so I need to change my
approach.

So what to do?  I could remove the axle and drill out
whichever studs I can get to, but it looks like I?ll
only be able to get to one, maybe two with luck and
the right drill.  Perhaps I could remove the crossover
pipe and somehow take both out together, but I know
I?ll snap all those bolts too, which will most likely
result in pulling the exhaust manifolds, and more
snapped bolts.  Any opinions?  Any other ideas? 
Thanks to everyone in advance.
Steven Clark 
3316


       
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