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Old 03-15-2017, 10:49 AM
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The 3.0D was not sold in the USA -

Even in Texas its not possible lol
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The 3.0D was not sold in the USA -

Even in Texas its not possible lol
Anything can be had for a price.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:50 PM
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^Considering you are in the last frontier of freedom, I believe you -
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^ You are always welcome. Swap snow and taxes for a little bit of chaos and legitimate Tex-Mex cuisine. It'll be good for you.
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Just an update. I was able to get the car barely thru inspection last year but now it is time to replace the catalytic converters. Both codes P0420 and P0430 show up after driving 100 miles and monitors no longer set for the car to pass inspection again. I also monitor for a year the post oxygen sensors and also the temp before/after cat. So, I got new Walker 16522 and 16523 for $1020 ($510 each) . I will be installing it soon. I am not looking forward doing this job due to very tight space. I will be removing the bottom stiffening plate and give all the exhaust nuts spray of PB Blaster.

The rear manifold, I can get to all the nuts. I am just hoping my arm is long enough to reach them with a socket.

The front manifold could be access from top and bottom. I saw a video someone got to them from the side by removing the plastic fender well. I will see if I have to go this route.

Anyway, here are the pictures of the new (manufacture date 2013) catalytic converters. I also got 16 brand new copper plated nuts (or are they true copper?)
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:00 PM
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Update: both catalytic converters removed from the car. Unfortunately, most of the studs are rusted out that 14 out of 16 studs came off the cylinder head. New studs already ordered.

I also have to return the catalytic converters since I ordered Walker but got Eastern. Box label is correct but part is incorrect. Ordered Walker from another online store.

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Old 04-01-2018, 08:54 AM
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Engine does not burn coolant and no misfire but it burns oil.

For the owners who have emissions and replaced their catalytic converters, how many miles would a decent cat converter (Eastern) lasts if engine burns oil 1qt/1000 miles?
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:58 PM
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Replaced catalytic converters and passed emissions.
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