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Old 11-29-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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could this be bad?

Alright, i'm new to this site, and i just got a 2002 V6 mustang a few weeks ago. Well, i quickly discovered that the driver side catalytic converters became clogged after i owned the car for about a week. Well, instead of having to buy 4 new catalytic converters, cuz i couldn't get just 2, i had a shop just gut out all the converters. Now i'm worried about my O2 sensors. The car feels alright and everything, but will my O2 sensors screw up and cause a loss in power eventually?
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: could this be bad?

Nope, but you should be getting a check engine light
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how did you come to the conclusion that the cat was clogged?
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Yeh, you should be getting a check engine light if it's messed up. Welcome btw from another 02 owner.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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well, my car has true duals, and there was no exhuast coming outta the left side, and i had someone look at it, and they said it was the converters. and my engine light isn't on, so i guess it's alright. Oh, and thanx for the welcome
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If there was no exhaust coming out of the left side...your engine is f'd up and only running on 3 cylinders lol.
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^ werd. which is a bad thing, haha.

I'm surprised you found a shop to gut the cats for you.
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well, the exhaust was leakin out where the exhaust manifold connects to the pipe before the converters cuz it was clogged. After i got it fixed, the exhaust is coming out of the tailpipe like it should
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i would get some cats back on it when i could afford it, no point in loosing power and making the car sound like crap for no reason.
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^at least get some high flo's, sixers without some sort of poweradder sound like poo.
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Hey, Welcome...I have a 2002 myself...sorry to hear about the problem with the cats
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i would get some cats back on it when i could afford it, no point in loosing power and making the car sound like crap for no reason.
no cats on a 6 causes a loss in power? I thought it was the opposite?
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no cats on a 6 causes a loss in power? I thought it was the opposite?
Gutting the cats will not cause a loss in power, especially if they keep the stock 2.25" piping
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Re: could this be bad?

Will a 2.5" X-pipe (with cats) and exhaust make you loose power too?
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:25 PM   #15
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Re: could this be bad?

Sorry to hear about the stang I am also an 02 owner. The reason there is a loss of power is because of no back pressure.
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Re: could this be bad?

well you wont lose power, you bump it up in the rpm range. The car will feel slower (and run slow almost always) but you wont lose any hp/tq overall.
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