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Old 07-26-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Question California catalytic converter

I have an accord 99 ex 2 doors and try to replace the catalytic converter. Is any one know what is the different between Eastern catalytic and California Catalytic?? Is it the same??
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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I think emission laws are different in Cali
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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can I replace it with Eastern Catalytic converter?? is the code P0420 will go away??
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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can I replace it with Eastern Catalytic converter?? is the code P0420 will go away??
Ask a local shop about what to do because im not really sure, but ive heard that emissions laws there are different.
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:42 AM   #5
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A catalytic Converter's a catalytic converter, surely? unless it differs over there due to the emmission guidelines? If there's two types, I'd suggest getting the right one for your car, as it'll be like that for a reason.....
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:10 AM   #6
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A catalytic Converter's a catalytic converter, surely?

...it is.....and don't call me shirley...
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:16 PM   #7
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I can get a good deal on catalytic converter on ebay but noone know for sure that it can be use in california or not. Is anyone have any infomation and proof??? Thanks
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:27 PM   #8
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you have to find your state emissions, laws, then get the emissions on the catalatic converter then compare the too. If they are, most will say right on the page legal in cali. If it does not state search for the model of it on another website, and see if you cant find the information there.
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California has a stricter clean air policy than that of the federal standards. Vehicles must meet certain requirements to be sold in California. California is currently the only state that can establish motor vehicle emission standards different from that of the federal standards. In short, I wouldn't recommend buying any aftermarket part that doesn't specify it is compliant with California's air standards.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailout...5/msc0515.pdf.

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California has a stricter clean air policy than that of the federal standards. Vehicles must meet certain requirements to be sold in California. California is currently the only state that can establish motor vehicle emission standards different from that of the federal standards. In short, I wouldn't recommend buying any aftermarket part that doesn't specify it is compliant with California's air standards.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailout...5/msc0515.pdf.

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Better check those facts little girl. There are many states that "establish motor vehicle emission standards different from that of the federal standards", New York, Vermont just to name two off the top of my head. CARB is however the agency that generally makes more stringent requirements first.
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The bottom line is noone sure that I can get an after market catalytic converter to replace it. Local dealer quote for almost $1000 to replace.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:41 PM   #12
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The bottom line is noone sure that I can get an after market catalytic converter to replace it. Local dealer quote for almost $1000 to replace.
...1k? Thats really overpriced, aftermarket cats don't even cost that much plus installation, thats bullshit.
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:05 PM   #13
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It is Honda in California. It's a expensive car and the factory made it to go bad after 80k to rip money from the owner.
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...1k? Thats really overpriced, aftermarket cats don't even cost that much plus installation, thats bullshit.
Depends on the car, parts for Jap cars can be more expensive! Over here you could pay £300 - £600 if not more in some cases, parts and labour included, which isn't too far off the $1,000 mark I believe
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:43 PM   #15
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update for honda's owner: I have an 99 accord 2dr EX and check engine come up with code P0420. After I bought and calytic converter from ebay cc1220 for $140 and installed it, reset the computer. I ran 400miles already and the check engine light is still not come up. (good news eh).. You may try to do this if your honda to save money without going to dealer.
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