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is it possible to flood your stock cat with aftermarket headers?

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:09 PM
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if i got a short ram intake with headers, and kept the stock cat and stuff, would it be flooded and ruined?
 
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:31 PM
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Default RE: is it possible to flood your stock cat with aftermarket headers?

first off, civics have 1 header, not headers

next, a little water in your "cat and stuff" won't ruin it. it'll evaporate. if you mean to say it's underwater for, say a week, your best bet is to replace it

if you get water in an intake, you're hosed --> new engine
 
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:34 PM
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Default RE: is it possible to flood your stock cat with aftermarket headers?

Having an intake and headers shouldn't plug your cat because those things alone shouldn't necessarily hurt your emission, at least not to that point unless your oxygen sensor is misreading and running your car too rich. If that's installed properly, your cat might be plugged from just mileage. That can happen to cars with a lot of miles, and isn't something to panic about. I'm not exactly sure what to do about a plugged cat though, I think you can get them cleaned out, where they empty all the little plastic bb type things in them and replace them, but I'm not sure, somebody else will have to answer that one.
 
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no, im not talking about water
when i say flooded, i mean like
since the aftermarket header is larger in diamater, then the gases will go through faster and stuff, so wont that flood the cat and destroy it?
especially since its the stock one and its very restrictive
 
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look at my post above yours
 
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no, im not talking about water
when i say flooded, i mean like
since the aftermarket header is larger in diamater, then the gases will go through faster and stuff, so wont that flood the cat and destroy it?
especially since its the stock one and its very restrictive
negative
 
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