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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:16 am 
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Or own a diesel or turbo diesel - no cats required.


Incorrect, even diesels have a catalytic converter.


i cant recall seeing dads 94 hilux diesel having a cat convertor?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:55 am 
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I know for a fact, at least, that all TF and RA Rodeo 4JB1, 4JH1 and 4JJ1 turbo diesels have catalytic converters and pretty much anything Isuzu-ish like Jackaroo's, MU's and Frontera's have them too. Captiva and Astra diesels sport a cat aswell.
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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:58 am 
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PoweredByCNG wrote:
Catalytic converters are required by all vehicles made after 1986 regardless of fuel type, even diesel.

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Nope, some heavy petrol 4WD's got around this for years (Patrols, BLandbruisers and mobile oil leak Landrovers etc), diesel requirements only became a requirement within the last 10yrs, trying to find out the date now, the problem is the converter would loose it's effectiveness quickly if the diesel engine was not electronically controlled in some way.

It is illegal to remove a catalytic converter on any vehicle originally fitted with from factory or required for registration purposes (i.e. Barra V8 fitted to XY etc) regardless if CNG/LPG was used.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:16 pm 
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yeah i have seen quite a few vans without cats (post 86)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:38 pm 
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fordman351 wrote:
FairmontXR6 wrote:
Or own a diesel or turbo diesel - no cats required.


Incorrect, even diesels have a catalytic converter.


As said above, Patrols etc don't.

My diesel 4x4 does not have a cat.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:08 pm 
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Ok this is abit off subject but it's about what whe are talking about has anyone here or anyone know of anybody that has actually been caught .For not having a cat or have a hollowed out cat?
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