if you remove the catalytic convertors from a cat equipped vehicle, you set
yourself up for some SERIOUSLY stiff fines (think 6 figures for each cat)
from the fed gov't for when you get caught. do the right thing and purchase
(a) new one(s).
and by the way.... it is EXTREMELY easy to tell just by smell of the cats
are in there or not.
We have no emission testing where I am and I know of too many people that
have done it including the local Midas muffler shop who has done a few cut
outs for me to think that we have any kind of fine but I will look into
just because other people do it doesn't make it any more legal. we're
talking about emissions tampering on a federal level. I'm quite suprised
that a national chain (Midas) would cut out the cat. I'm sure Midas' corp
office would strongly disapprove of such actions. do what you want.... it's
not legal and never will be legal.
....You work for the emissions testing where you live or
what...Relax.....Besides I just hung up the phone from two of the big chain
muffler shops in our town and both said that you are WRONG, they would cut
it out for $ 60.00 and that we have no testing and no fines for such
actions. They did say that depending on where you may move to in the future
and assuming you still own that vehicle you may have to put it back in to be
legal. I have no plans to move so that's not the problem. The problem
however is that in those vehicles there is actually 3 converters and there
are sensors in the line after the converters so yes it will screw up the
computer. If that wasn't the case I would have no problem saving the money
and them out. I do however understand what you are saying and if I lived in
your part of the world then I could see the point for leaving them in.
You'll also notice, hopefully, that he's using a Canadian email address,
and is likely not from the United States. Do you know the emissions
regulations in Canada? and how they are enforced or where?
Gary Glaenzer wrote:
That's right, I am in Canada and it varies from city to city and province to
province. All I do know foresure is that in my province and city there are
no such rules and any shop will take them out like I say for $60.00..
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