Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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Re: Time to Rebuild??
take a look at that cat first! in fact, the stock exhaust routing is retarded and rides dangerously close to the transmission. I would (and will do when i have a little $) cut the main pipe right as makes the bend toward the back of the truck and have a new hi-flow cat put in, along with a nice long straight pipe headed out back. Or if you're not worried about johnny q law, just leave the cat off and go straight back. New cats really stink! In case you don't know, we actually have 2 cats on our trucks, and I gutted the 2nd one and immediately noticed more torque (a lot actually) and it sounds more like a truck. I couldn't really get to the 1st one so I left it, and it still feels very sluggish, and lately there's a flapping noise when i rev it and let off the gas in park, though that could be the massive exh manifold leak [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Engines do naturally burn more oil as they age, and though and looking at that honeycomb in the cats made me realize it wouldn't take much to clog those small passages up! Mine burns no noticable oil, even on a cold start, but I'm still very suspicious of the #1 cat... I'm going to have a date with it very soon, and I'm gonna kill that kitty! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]