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Date Registered: 09-2007
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Catalytic Converters


 emoticon Catalytic Converters

Is it a worth changing the Nissan Ceramic Cat Converter for a Stainless Steel Core Cat Converter to take away the chance of having it break up and damage the engine.
I am not prepared to upgrade the whole system as I have an auxiliary tank where the big rear muffler used to be and there is not much room.
Would there be any improvement in performance by doing this?
Next year I am planning a desert trip Tagalong with Joel Fleming , Either the Colson Track or the Madigan Line. I am thinking about removing the Cat Converter just for this trip to minimize the risk of fire from Spinifex build up around the exhaust.

 emoticon Thanks Guys
David

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Hi Dave,

I do believe we have discussed this topic before but am gonna answer your question here anyway.

You can not replace the cat. converter by itself and leave the extractors un-changed because the first cat. converter is part of the manifold and can not be separated.

In your case, the 2006 xtrail has 2 cat. converter, one that is part of the manifold and another one located under the car, so while you can replace the one under the car with a high flow stainless steel core cat., it'll be a big waste of money as no performance gains will be achieved at all.

You need to do it properly and there are different muffler configurations that can suit any design to accommodate for your second fuel tank as seen HERE

More on the subject of the cat. converters in THIS thread.

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If you are planning to remove the cat, bear in mind you will be unroadworthy from an emissions perspective.

But - get the cat flanged and bolted in not welded, and get the exhaust people to make you up a flanged piece of pipe to replace it..... much cheaper at install time.

The other issue is exhaust heat shields and spinifex around them. And doing a daily inspection under the car for buildups.



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1998 GU Patrol 4.5 Petrol, lifted locked, barred...... so much there.
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 emoticon Thanks Jalal and GU,

Will take this aboard when the time comes, might just check underneath regulary with a hunk of wire and the leave things alone.

 Cheers David emoticon

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Also David

Consider carrying a pressure based water sprayer, that can be enough to deal with spinifex in the underbody from what I have read in the past.

I never had any issues when I crossed the Simpson in my petrol GU quite a few years ago now (2001).....

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2009 Platinum TL Xtrail - Scanguage2, Mio Moov360 GPS, Fridge, 100AH AGM 2nd battery, cargo barrier.
1998 GU Patrol 4.5 Petrol, lifted locked, barred...... so much there.
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 emoticon Thanks Gu

Good idea , will definitely get a pressure squirter before I go, haven,t set eyes on your Exy yet but keeping my eyes skinned.

 emoticon Cheers David

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Not much to see, just another platinum Xy.... just doesn't have G plates emoticon

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1998 GU Patrol 4.5 Petrol, lifted locked, barred...... so much there.
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