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Cat Converter for 97 EK hatch ?

 
Old 01-23-2014, 02:43 PM
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I have a 97 EK hatch with the stock cat in it that keeps cracking and I'm tired of it. I want to put smog legal headers(dc's maybe) and a cat underneath. Can I do this legally ? Which cat can I use ? Would I need to extend wiring so the 2nd o2 sensor will be able to reach ?
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:17 AM
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Cat "cracking"? What does that mean? Is the inside of the cat rattling loose or is the cat housing itself cracked? What's causing the cracking?

Nothing like spending $$$ to replace parts and never addressing the issue that caused them to fail in the first place.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:09 PM
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I have the cat that comes right out of the exhaust manifold. The metal cracks right in the middle between the #2 & #3 exhaust ports, right above the O2 sensor, not inside or anything like that. This is the 2nd cat this has happened to for me. I don't know how you would "address the issue." Maybe you can google EK catalytic crack so you can see what I'm talking about.
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Ah...your manifold is cracking...kinda like a common deal no? I have a cat off my 95 CX that should work... But you need another Mani off an HF or CX. The HX ones seem to crack easier.
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Was cleaning out my garage... You can have the lower portion of my old CX exhaust manifold/catalytic converter for FREE. I'm keeping the manifold for my DIY turbo setup.
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You have pics ?
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