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Old 06 Mar 2010, 07:50 am
septicman@peoplepc.com
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Default CATALYTIC CONVERTER 95 HONDA DX COUPE

All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
need a new converter.

I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
and restore the original sound and fit.

Thanks in advance !

Land O'Lakes Fred
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 12:44 am
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"septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000...oglegroups.com:

> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
> need a new converter.
>
> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
> and restore the original sound and fit.
>



<proper crossposting added>

Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
OEM cats.

But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
realistic option for most people.

I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.

The Walker is appallingly poorly-made and does not fit well, but did
function correctly as far as its first smog-check went. How it will perform
next year is a question mark.


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Old 08 Mar 2010, 06:12 am
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On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
wrote:

>"septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com:
>
>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>> need a new converter.
>>
>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>

>
>
><proper crossposting added>
>
>Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>OEM cats.
>
>But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>realistic option for most people.
>
>I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.


You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
Where is my defibrillator ?
>
>The Walker is appallingly poorly-made and does not fit well, but did
>function correctly as far as its first smog-check went. How it will perform
>next year is a question mark.


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Old 08 Mar 2010, 07:25 am
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Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote in
news:a7q9p5pfk6nc02tukufogic23e98c46r8b@4ax.com:

> Tegger wrote:
>>
>>
>>I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM
>>cats.

>
> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?




You can put away the defibrillator. I _don't_ recommend aftermarket, I
recommend OEM.

I cannot buy a new OEM cat for my car, no matter what, so I was _forced_
into aftermarket.


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Old 08 Mar 2010, 08:26 am
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On 2010-03-08, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
> wrote:
>
>>"septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>>0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com:
>>
>>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>>> need a new converter.
>>>
>>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>>

>>
>>
>><proper crossposting added>
>>
>>Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>>and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>>OEM cats.
>>
>>But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>>realistic option for most people.
>>
>>I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.

>
> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
> Where is my defibrillator ?


In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 08:57 am
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Default Re: CATALYTIC CONVERTER 95 HONDA DX COUPE

Joe wrote:

> In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
> viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.


I have had very good experiences with aftermarket catalytic converters,
but I have not yet bought one for a Honda.

The last one that I replaced was a perfect fit, and it was $180.00
compared to probably $500.00 to $600.00 for OEM.

That catalytic converter was on my wrecked car that I parted out and it
is in use on another vehicle today. It has seen over 10 years of use and
at least 125,000 miles.

Is it impossible to get a properly-fitting catalytic converter for
Hondas? The ones that I have dealt with, for Nissan and Mazda, were both
identical to OEM in size and pipe angle, and they bolted in as easily
as an OEM unit.

My current aftermarket cat is an exception to this, because it is 3
inches to match the exhaust.

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 10:46 am
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On 08 Mar 2010 14:26:33 GMT, Joe <joe@spam.hits-spam-buffalo.com>
wrote:

>On 2010-03-08, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>"septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>>>0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com:
>>>
>>>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>>>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>>>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>>>> need a new converter.
>>>>
>>>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>>>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>>>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>><proper crossposting added>
>>>
>>>Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>>>and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>>>OEM cats.
>>>
>>>But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>>>realistic option for most people.
>>>
>>>I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>>rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.

>>
>> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
>> Where is my defibrillator ?

>
>In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
>viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.



You don't have to justify this to me. I agree 100 % , I am just very
very surprised our resident guru is using anything OEM. So it is okay
to buy aftermarket when OEM is too expensive. Wow
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 10:54 am
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Default Re: CATALYTIC CONVERTER 95 HONDA DX COUPE

On 3/8/10 8:26 AM, in article slrnhpa28p.lta.joe@barada.griffincs.local,
"Joe" <joe@spam.hits-spam-buffalo.com> wrote:

> On 2010-03-08, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> "septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>>> 0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000...oglegroups.com:
>>>
>>>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>>>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>>>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>>>> need a new converter.
>>>>
>>>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>>>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>>>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> <proper crossposting added>
>>>
>>> Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>>> and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>>> OEM cats.
>>>
>>> But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>>> realistic option for most people.
>>>
>>> I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>> rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.

>>
>> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
>> Where is my defibrillator ?

>
> In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
> viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.


OEM is $467 @ Majestic Honda. How much is aftermarket?

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 11:05 am
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On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:46:53 GMT, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:

>On 08 Mar 2010 14:26:33 GMT, Joe <joe@spam.hits-spam-buffalo.com>
>wrote:
>
>>On 2010-03-08, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>"septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>>>>0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com:
>>>>
>>>>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>>>>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>>>>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>>>>> need a new converter.
>>>>>
>>>>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>>>>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>>>>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>><proper crossposting added>
>>>>
>>>>Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>>>>and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>>>>OEM cats.
>>>>
>>>>But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>>>>realistic option for most people.
>>>>
>>>>I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>>>rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.
>>>
>>> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
>>> Where is my defibrillator ?

>>
>>In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
>>viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.

>
>
>You don't have to justify this to me. I agree 100 % , I am just very
>very surprised our resident guru is using anything other than OEM. So it is okay
>to buy aftermarket when OEM is too expensive. Wow


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Old 08 Mar 2010, 02:20 pm
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On 2010-03-08, E. Meyer <e.p.meyer@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 3/8/10 8:26 AM, in article slrnhpa28p.lta.joe@barada.griffincs.local,
> "Joe" <joe@spam.hits-spam-buffalo.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2010-03-08, Clete <lecllaij@halifax.ca> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 06:44:09 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> "septicman@peoplepc.com" <septicman@peoplepc.com> wrote in news:de3199a3-
>>>> 0e36-4138-8d3b-936f4a65834d@g11g2000...oglegroups.com:
>>>>
>>>>> All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
>>>>> there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
>>>>> connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
>>>>> need a new converter.
>>>>>
>>>>> I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
>>>>> decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
>>>>> and restore the original sound and fit.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> <proper crossposting added>
>>>>
>>>> Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
>>>> and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
>>>> OEM cats.
>>>>
>>>> But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
>>>> realistic option for most people.
>>>>
>>>> I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
>>>> rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.
>>>
>>> You are actually using non OEM and advising someone to buy non OEM ?
>>> Where is my defibrillator ?

>>
>> In this case, the price differential is such that there is really no
>> viable option. You're talking about 4-6x as much for the OEM.

>
> OEM is $467 @ Majestic Honda. How much is aftermarket?
>


Certainly depends on make/model, but aftermarket is almost always
under $200... Majestic has nice prices, but they don't usually
reflect local pricing... They're nice if it's something you can wait
for, though...

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