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clogged cat?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by eg6sir, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Was on my home in the Integra, everything seemed normal for 20 minutes or so.... then the exhaust sounded quiet like it was stock for about 10sec before a stop sign.. took off and it sounded the same until about 100 feet out from the stop sign.. heard a pop and the exhaust note was back... looked in the mirror and there was a faint cloud of smoke. Drove the rest of the way home (about an hr) at 85 no problems.. idled like it always does
     
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    sure sounds that way

    go take it out for a hell ride and blow the carbon out of it :D
     
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    You can take it off and check to see if it is clogged by looking through it at the sun. As you know, CA cats are nice and pricey.
     
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    Yea... being an '01 obd2b makes it even more expensive
     
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    It's a clean Integra. Few maintenence issues is better than a $600/month payment. Not many clean Integras in my area
     
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    Is there an aftermarket flex pipe? Those things have been known to swell up and make the inner diameter the size of a dime.
     
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    Stock as far as I know.. Just has some muffler from when Jen bought it... Been looking for a stock gsr/type r muffler for cheap
     
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    Looks like this may have been my problem.

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    Muffler rusted out and broke I guess... Insulation clogged it
     
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    It appears so.... guessing it was insulation for the muffler, it's not stock.. was on the car when Jen bought it
     
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    The baffle that runs from the inlet to outlet broke off inside
     
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    so are you going to do a whole cat back?
     
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    That's what happened to my Trust (GReddy) muffler. It lasted 6-7 years. I loved that exhaust. It didn't clog but I heard it rattle around. I was broke in college and replaced it with a fart can....so horrible.
     
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    Just replacing the muffler with a stock one.. Found a gsr muffler for $30
     
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    Picked up a 94 GSR muffler for $30 last night, not the slanted chrome tip like I wanted .. But its fixed and quiet now.... and I no longer have to hear Jen complain her car is too loud

    Still has a throaty sound when u step on it from the k&n drop in
     
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    The muffler is a lot bigger than what was on there so I'll probably flat black the canister
     
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