Re: [DML] Catalytic converter
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Re: [DML] Catalytic converter



I believe that in the US it's still a federal offense for a 
commercial shop to remove the catalytic converter, regardless of age. 
Not that anyones looking, but this is the sort of thing that 
disgruntled employees or customers will turn complaints in on so you 
will have a hard time finding someone to do it. 

What you do in your own backyard is a different story - it's between  
you, your concience, and anyone you eventually sell the car to in a 
state where they still do testing/inspection. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> Ed Uding sells stainless bypass pipes in the Netherlands. I don't 
know 
> about your regulations but here in the UK the annual emissions test 
for 
> all pre 92 cars do not require a cat. There are no rules governing 
> removing cats on earlier cars.
> 
> Martin
> 
> sweetp01569 wrote:
> 
> >What's involved with "de-catting"? Is there a piece of pipe 
available 
> >to replace the cat?  Since my car doesn't need to pass an 
emissions 
> >test in MA, is it illegal to remove, especially if I ask a  shop 
to do 
> >it? I would be interested in the added fuel economy and 
performance.
> >
> >Paul



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