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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by myrenhouston, Mar 11, 2004.
how do i remove and install a new catalytic converter in my 87 k5????
Take it to the exhaust shop and tell them what you want,,,, /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
ok....i have already removed the converter by cuttin it off at the ends. now i need to kno how to remove the excess coverter ends out of the exhaust pipe and tail pipe. i hsve already bought a new direct fit cat, so after i figure out how to get the excess pieces out, it should be pretty simple from there. please help, thanx. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
I just know on the removal part. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
was the old converter flared, and the pipes shoved inside, or was the pipe flared and the converter ends shoved inside the pipe??? In other words, where is the pieces you are removing, inside or outside the pipe?
I usually cut the pipe as close to the end of the good pipe as I can and then split the scrap piece with an exhaust pipe chisel. Good Luck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
one piece inside the pipe, one piece outside the pipe
I assume you're trying to save money instead of going to a shop? you can grind (cut a groove, peel it off like a C shape) the piece on the outside, and get it off. The inside piece will not be worth the effort, IMO, cut length off and have a shop sell you an extension piece...
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