Thread: Catalyst?
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:55 AM
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No MB passenger cars were manufactured in the US in 1987. Maybe you mean manufactured for US delivery?

The car was delivered with a trap oxidizer rather than a gasser type catalytic converter, hence the label.

The trap oxidizer recall replaces the trap oxidizer with an oxidation catalyst further down the exhaust path. I don't know if that negates the non-catalyst status. I don't think they alter or remove the label as part of the recall. If you see a device beside the transmission along the exhaust, that's the oxidation catalyst. Originally there was nothing between the turbo and the center muffler. Basically nothing between the turbo and the first coupling.

My Topsider serves me well. If I pull the plug after using the Topsider, a few drops at most will drip from the hole. I should warn you that this is a very volatile topic!

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