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Old 06-21-2000, 10:15 PM
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on my 1985 500sel are the pipes wich go to right under the valve cover part of the muffler what are they called they are kind of rusted and would they do anything bad. and how long does a cadltic converter last on average.

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Old 06-21-2000, 10:19 PM
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Called exhaust manifolds. Usually in some stage of being rusty. This is pretty normal, especially with the vintqage of your car.

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Old 06-21-2000, 10:21 PM
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thats what i tought they were but i didnt want to be wrong not my area of expertez any idea how lond a cadlidic convert lasts


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Old 06-21-2000, 10:24 PM
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Boy, questions galore. They usually last until they start to rattle,leak, or you car can't pass an HC emissions test. They generally should not be rusty.

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Old 06-21-2000, 10:28 PM
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they wanna bring it back in florida and i rellay don't want them to with a car with 220k have to need a ne cadlidic converter

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1981 300sd 278k sold
1989 chrysler
leabaron 130k
1990 320sl (hopefully)
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Old 06-21-2000, 10:36 PM
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If it didn't come with it, then you don't need it now. But, if I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that it needs a new one or are you saying it doesn't have one?? You've got me a little confused...

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Old 06-22-2000, 05:15 PM
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Emissions inspections in some Florida counties are being dropped effective July 1. Don't know about where you live, but you might want to check it out.

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Old 06-22-2000, 05:58 PM
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Benzman,
I believe you have dual catalytic converters.
But usually, even if there are inspections, cars that are 10 years old, or have over 100k miles on them are exempt, so either way you should be allright. (unless your converters are plugged or all busted up inside).
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Old 06-22-2000, 06:25 PM
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ok thanks i was wondering cause i would rateher move than get ride of my car



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1981 300sd 278k sold
1989 chrysler
leabaron 130k
1990 320sl (hopefully)
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Old 06-22-2000, 06:43 PM
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where i live they are probley bringging it back

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Old 06-22-2000, 08:32 PM
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Your car will pass emission test without the catalytic converters. If your car failed, it is probably oxygen sensor related. This is all assumming that your car is running probably, fully warmed up and the air filter is good. Also if you failed the idle test but passed the cruising test, you can adjust the idle mixture - this must be done at a properly equiped shop. Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2000, 08:40 PM
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its a euro and is it the same i don't think it's never had the work done

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