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Old 02-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Question Mechanical info from the group

Fuel filters for 85 eta, large silver, what is the life expectancy of these.
Next question can I do away with the cat. vert. and if so what will happen, not required, "I'm vintage, gotta love it"
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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If you go based on the service manual it's something like every 2 years or 40,000km the fuel filter should be replaced.

I don't think you'll see much by removing your cat, maybe a little bit of top end. Your exhaust will smell more though
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yep, you won't notice any performance increase. Note that a visual inspection of the car will definately reveal the missing cat, ie for safety or a ministry roadside check. Plus its terrible for the air we breathe. Why not just run a cat?

Fuel filters are easy to change but not really done that often. Every 50,000 km or more would probably be fine.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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especially since hi flow cats are reasonably cheap
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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Good info, thanks guys.
I agree that keeping the cat. is good for many reasons, just wondered if there might be some reason not to replace, but it appears there isn't so I will keep it.
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