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Date:         Thu, 6 Apr 2000 08:35:12 +0100
Reply-To:     margie reyes <mreyes@TVI.CC.NM.US>
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From:         margie reyes <mreyes@TVI.CC.NM.US>
Subject:      Re: gutted Catalyctic
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Hi everyone... I'm new to the list! I need to know what you mean by gutted. Does gutted mean it is gone? I just purchased an 82 Vanagon, but I just found out it does not have a cat. We want it to pass emissions so we will have time to save up the money for the cat...any suggestions? It has 106,000 miles, it runs great. Needs a tune up, but other than that it is great!! Thanks!! Margie : ) Albuq. NM

In a message dated 4/4/00 5:25:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time, wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET writes:

<< My cat was gutted some time ago, and I've passed Arizona's relatively stringent emissions test (same as California's as I recall). I've also heard (on the evening news) that although cats do remove NOx, they replace with sulphur dioxide, which is/may be worse.

Bottom line on this is . . . Oh hell, I don't even begin to know what the bottom line is. Probably we should all drive less, or maybe not at all.

NO, I DON'T WANT TO START A THREAD ON HORSES. >> My CAT on my syncro is also gutted. With everything perfectly tuned, I also pass the emissions tests in flying colors. Although vanagons do have a high hydrocarbons at IDLE before the CAT in which the CAT will reduce. I do have more power with a very slight different exhaust note. See ya, Michael

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