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Old 03 Sep 2009, 08:38 pm
Optimus Prime
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What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.

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Old 03 Sep 2009, 10:43 pm
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Optimus Prime wrote:
> What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.
>


what problem are you experiencing?
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 11:08 pm
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Optimus Prime wrote:
> What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.
>


You should be able to find one for much less aftermarket, through a
*reputable* muffler shop. Failing that, see if you can buy one used from
a salvage yard.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 09:05 am
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On 9/3/09 8:38 PM, in article crr0a5hi9g8ttmfe8lon748ok17gtav07o@4ax.com,
"Optimus Prime" <jcarter@verizon.net> wrote:

>
> What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.
>

Why do you think you need one? It could be that one or more of the O2
sensor or the wiring to them is bad & the cat is fine.

To answer your question - if the check-engine light doesn't bother you and
you don't have to pass a pollution check, the only impact as far as the car
is concerned is that the engine computer will be doing things to the tuning
of the engine trying to get in-spec readings from the O2 sensors.

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Old 04 Sep 2009, 02:49 pm
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On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:05:12 -0500, "E. Meyer" <epmeyer50@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 9/3/09 8:38 PM, in article crr0a5hi9g8ttmfe8lon748ok17gtav07o@4ax.com,
>"Optimus Prime" <jcarter@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
>> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.
>>

>Why do you think you need one? It could be that one or more of the O2
>sensor or the wiring to them is bad & the cat is fine.
>
>To answer your question - if the check-engine light doesn't bother you and
>you don't have to pass a pollution check, the only impact as far as the car
>is concerned is that the engine computer will be doing things to the tuning
>of the engine trying to get in-spec readings from the O2 sensors.


That's what I thought. Yeah, it's the check engine light giving off
P0420 reading. I've took it to a shop and they replace dsome engine
parts (engine coil, spark plugs, etc.) and the light came back on. So
yeah, it could be the O2 sensor or the cat. The car is running fine
(so far) so I'm more incline to leave it alone.

If it is either O2 sensor or cat I just wanted to know if there's no
potential big damage besides bad fuel economy.

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Old 04 Sep 2009, 09:09 pm
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Optimus Prime <jcarter@verizon.net> wrote in
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>
> If it is either O2 sensor or cat I just wanted to know if there's no
> potential big damage besides bad fuel economy.
>
>




It would be nice if you gve the /year/ of your van...


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Old 05 Sep 2009, 07:27 am
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On Sep 3, 7:38*pm, Optimus Prime <jcar...@verizon.net> wrote:
> What are the side effects? *In this bad economy I really don't have an
> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.


Aftermarket online will save you money, though the aftermarket cat
converter may not last as long. Magnaflow is a popular brand and
should run you under $250 at http://magnaflowcatalyticconverter.com/home.php

Catalytic converters tend not to be available at junkyards, due to the
precious metals used ones hold.

Are you in California? Like Tegger asked, what year and exact sub-
model is your Odyssey?
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Old 05 Sep 2009, 09:17 pm
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On Sat, 5 Sep 2009 05:27:07 -0700 (PDT), Elle
<honda.lioness@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Sep 3, 7:38?pm, Optimus Prime <jcar...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> What are the side effects? ?In this bad economy I really don't have an
>> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.

>
>Aftermarket online will save you money, though the aftermarket cat
>converter may not last as long. Magnaflow is a popular brand and
>should run you under $250 at http://magnaflowcatalyticconverter.com/home.php
>
>Catalytic converters tend not to be available at junkyards, due to the
>precious metals used ones hold.
>
>Are you in California? Like Tegger asked, what year and exact sub-
>model is your Odyssey?


99 Honda Odysey EX

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Old 05 Sep 2009, 10:09 pm
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Thus spake Optimus Prime <jcarter@verizon.net> :

>On Sat, 5 Sep 2009 05:27:07 -0700 (PDT), Elle
><honda.lioness@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On Sep 3, 7:38?pm, Optimus Prime <jcar...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>> What are the side effects? ?In this bad economy I really don't have an
>>> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.

>>
>>Aftermarket online will save you money, though the aftermarket cat
>>converter may not last as long. Magnaflow is a popular brand and
>>should run you under $250 at http://magnaflowcatalyticconverter.com/home.php
>>
>>Catalytic converters tend not to be available at junkyards, due to the
>>precious metals used ones hold.
>>
>>Are you in California? Like Tegger asked, what year and exact sub-
>>model is your Odyssey?

>
>99 Honda Odysey EX


Mileage and exact date of purchase? I could have sworn they had a
10/100K emissions warranty.
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Old 06 Sep 2009, 02:05 pm
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"Optimus Prime" <jcarter@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>
> What are the side effects? In this bad economy I really don't have an
> extra $800-1000 to spend on new catalytic converter on my Odyssey.
>


Yes, leave it alone and it will come home... wagging its tail behind it.


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