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Old 08-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 v6 mustang, I have long tube headers, a shorty x pipe with no cats and a catback from a gt, my issue is that I have no cats and need to pass inspection. I also have mil eliminators but they aren't working and im on my second pair cause I sent the first back. Will the bama tuner enable me to pass or what? I need to pass by the end of next month so I need to get this figured out as soon as possible. My mechanic has no problem passing me once my car goes through its cycle and is ready for inspection but then it throws a check engine light, so will a tune get rid of this or what?
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I have a 2000 v6 mustang, I have long tube headers, a shorty x pipe with no cats and a catback from a gt, my issue is that I have no cats and need to pass inspection. I also have mil eliminators but they aren't working and im on my second pair cause I sent the first back. Will the bama tuner enable me to pass or what? I need to pass by the end of next month so I need to get this figured out as soon as possible. My mechanic has no problem passing me once my car goes through its cycle and is ready for inspection but then it throws a check engine light, so will a tune get rid of this or what?
Richardpietk,

Your best bet is to use the MIL eliminators for catalytic efficiency CEL's. A custom tune will only turn off the rear O2 sensors for O/R mid-pipes, which is not what you need. With the rear O2's turned off you won't get a CEL, but when an emissions OBDII scanner is hooked up they'll see the the catalysts as "not ready."

Where did you pick up the MIL eliminators? Did you verify with your mechanic that your CEL is only from the catalysis check, and nothing else? I only say that because it's very rare for two sets of MIL eliminators to be faulty.

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Mine says not ready for the cats even with the mil eliminators :/
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I have a 2000 v6 mustang, I have long tube headers, a shorty x pipe with no cats and a catback from a gt, my issue is that I have no cats and need to pass inspection. I also have mil eliminators but they aren't working and im on my second pair cause I sent the first back. Will the bama tuner enable me to pass or what? I need to pass by the end of next month so I need to get this figured out as soon as possible. My mechanic has no problem passing me once my car goes through its cycle and is ready for inspection but then it throws a check engine light, so will a tune get rid of this or what?
Running no cats and attempting to pass emissions can definitely get tricky. We can turn your O2 sensors off within the tune, but then your system is going to show up "not ready". The MIL eliminators are going to be your best bet to pass emissions. Are you getting the code on the same bank? Have you attempted to swap the MIL eliminators from side to side?

If the Code is the same bank on two sets of MIL eliminators, chances are it may be a defective o2 sensor or something along these lines. A good way to check if the MIL eliminators are defective is to switch them. If the code follows to the other bank, then the MIL eliminator is defective. I would recommend checking the o2 sensors, check for exhaust leaks and swap the MIL's! This should help you troubleshoot. Once these three steps are completed we can keep looking into this with you!

I hope this helps! You can also give the Bama team a call if that would be easier for you. They can be reached at the contact information in my signature!

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