So my Cat is rattling and i'm noticing the engine is running warmer than normal. i need to replace the Cat and crankshaft position sensors. Does anyone know if this Magnaflow cat will work. i do believe that my car is set up with the california emissions system? unless i'm mistaken?
Good question. That would be my next item next year. I have MAGNAFLOW Cats on my 1995 Tacoma and 2 on my 1996 IMPALA SS. Work great, no problems when it comes to Smog,and I'm a California resident. I believe Soundcar brand is made by MAGNAFLOW as well. So AUROD X is next on the list.😉😉
It works, I've used it. Although take it with a grain of salt, I had it installed on October 20th 2011 and then the car was totaled on November 4th 2011. It performed as expected in that time though, no codes and was driven every day. I even replaced my cat for the same reason, rattling. It produced a deeper sound in the exhaust as well.
ok, so basically any federal compliant cat will work with my car? if that's the case, SLP makes a hi-flow Cat that i would like to try. i do think it's a fed epa compliant cat. otherwise, i'll just run any carb compliant cat. Is the PC looking for the CARB parameters?
That I couldn't tell you. Basically it just compares the reading from the pre cat o2 sensor to the post cat o2 sensor and that's how it decides if the cat is working sufficiently. You could proabably run a spark plug "non-fouler" adapter on the post cat o2 sensor and get away with having anything there. There are video and written tutorials galore online on doing that.
!!!Heads up on the MagnaFlow 332304 you linked in the original post!!!
Specs say it's 2" inlet/outlet, OE is 2.5". You (or an installer) will have to reduce going in and expand coming out with adapters. Not good. You'll be restricting air flow!!! It'll probably work to pass a smog test but I'd have to assume you would lose some power.
Believe it or not, a 2" hole is about 30% smaller than a 2.5" one...
From what i've been reading, the better quality Cats don't trip the dummy light. I've also found a Fed EPA flow master cat for around 50. one reviewer even went as far as posting images of previous tests on how large of a difference the flow master did compared to a run of the mill brand Cat. but, could just be doctored number to get people to buy.