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Old 03-22-2012, 12:29 PM   #11
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Too bad you had to violate Federal and State law to do so....
wat?
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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It's technically illegal to install an aftermarket catylast which does not meet the EPA's approval, this also goes on to state that the installation of a non certified catalyst is equivilent to a direct and willful violation of the clean air act. "The installation of non-complying converters by a named party will be considered
a violation of section 203(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act, and the violator may be subject to a civil
penalty of up to $25,000 for each improper installation." I believe that this also applies to removing the catalytic converters as well. If you don't live in a state with vehicle inspections you might get away with it, unless some one were to report you, but this is still in violation of the law.

There is also specifically a $2500 fine for removing, installing the wrong converter, tampering, or otherwise damaging the catalyst on a car no matter if it was done by a shop, or in your own garage.

source: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/factshts/catcvrts.pdf
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #13
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i have over 6400 miles on my focus se hatchback, i am ave 28 with mostly city driving but my car can only fill up 10 gal not 12 like it says lol.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #14
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Not mad, when I went up to steeda last month, on my way back I was avg'ing about 38+ and my range to empty was saying like 430. I didnt push it though. I filled up after driving about 350 miles
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #15
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i fill up my tank at 283 miles though
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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Nope. Not a big fan of someone removing their catalytic converter.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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If you don't live in a state with vehicle inspections you might get away with it....
Not only does MD do emissions testing they are also one of the 12 states that have adopted the CARB standards. He's gonna have issues....
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #18
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So its normal that I am consuming 27mpg now and I should expect it to increase as I get mileage?
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That is nuts. Wonder how much the mods helped, our cars likely run rich from the factory.

I'm not interested in I/E but I kinda want to regap the plugs for sake.

Where in MD? I am a MDer, welcome.
The warm weather has really opened up the MPG's for me. A 70mph cruise got me 35 mpg in the winter, and now the same 70 mph gets me 40-41 mpg. I have almost 9000 miles on the clock now as well. City is now 33mpg under light acceleration...

And whats-his-face wants to trade in a focus for a Prius C? what a waste.
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just hit very first 200 miles, took exactly half tank (200miles/6.2 for halfgallon tank = 32.25 mpg) very happy considering almost no highway and not even broken in yet
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Whats your plan to pass emissions testing? At least in PA you have to have an annual inspection but I understand this varies by state...
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