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Old 08-03-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Removing and reinstalling cat

I am going to be dropping the oil pan for reasons outside of this thread.

I was wondering if the cat can be removed so that I can work and then reinstalled without removing the exhaust manifold.

Looks like the "cat" has more than one part as well and to make it worse looks like a muffler shop might have rigged something up down there that is non standard.

Anyone know if the EM needs to be removed to get the cat out and what I should unbolt to remove it?


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Old 08-03-2019, 10:46 PM   #2
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If you have a svt, you'll have a header, the convertor bolts to the header. A great mod is to do a orp= off road pipe.....http://c-f-m.com
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Yep, I have an ORP that I might or might not want to put on.

Are you saying that I can easily pull the cat down without needing to pull the header from the head?

Sorry, I am not used to owning cars (even much faster ones) that have a header from the factory.

Thanks.
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I am going to be dropping the oil pan for reasons outside of this thread.

I was wondering if the cat can be removed so that I can work and then reinstalled without removing the exhaust manifold.

Looks like the "cat" has more than one part as well and to make it worse looks like a muffler shop might have rigged something up down there that is non standard.

Anyone know if the EM needs to be removed to get the cat out and what I should unbolt to remove it?
I'm debating on replacing my oil pan since I can't seem to keep the paint from flaking off and getting the surface rust popping back up.

This is after repeated cleaning & prepping; thinking a new powder-coat pan will eliminate this issue...

I already replaced the lower radiator support due to the same issue [but had to disassemble the SVTF horn assembly to fit the bracket & different mounting point].

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Let me know what you did... hoping it's a simple job...
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:46 PM   #5
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I'm debating on replacing my oil pan since I can't seem to keep the paint from flaking off and getting the surface rust popping back up.

This is after repeated cleaning & prepping; thinking a new powder-coat pan will eliminate this issue...

I already replaced the lower radiator support due to the same issue [but had to disassemble the SVTF horn assembly to fit the bracket & different mounting point].

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Let me know what you did... hoping it's a simple job...
Shouldn't be a bad job. I just did it on my mini cooper s. However, this is an oil pan and the pan above it...whatever you call it. The good thing is that I likely won't need to replace. The bad thing is that I have to do all of that work.
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Itís not a bad job worst part is the header to cat studs that always break there a pain to drill out also the cat bracket will be broken they are unavailable from Ford so will need to be rebuilt that can be a real pain in the ass new gaskets are a good idea and you might as well replace the O2 sensors while your at it have you parts lined up before you do the job thats all I know good luck
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Keep soaking the bolts with PB Blaster. I'd do this for days before the job. Soak them overnight, hit them again in the morning and drive it around. Repeat.

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I hit them with Kroil. Car doesn't have a cylinder head so no driving unfortunately. I came back a few days later and it wasn't so bad. I guess the last person took care of things.
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