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Old Jan 22, 2017, 04:03 AM   #276
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Old Jan 22, 2017, 06:54 AM   #277
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I like them.
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Old Feb 9, 2017, 12:30 PM   #278
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Today my MSG has received new exhaust pipes and catalytic converters.

This hopefully will solve the exhaust emission problem.
Otherwise the car goes back to the seller (1,5 years after I bought it).....











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Old Feb 9, 2017, 12:53 PM   #279
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Today my MSG has received new exhaust pipes and catalytic converters.
This hopefully will solve the exhaust emission problem.
Otherwise the car goes back to the seller (1,5 years after I bought it).....





Was the car checked and OK for emissions when you purchased it?

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Old Feb 9, 2017, 01:37 PM   #280
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Emission was not ok when I bought the car
and the seller had promised to fix it.
I assume he thought that just replacing the lambda sensors would solve the problem but it didn't.
So now at the end he had to buy me a new exhaust system.
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Old Feb 9, 2017, 01:43 PM   #281
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Weren't the OEM pipes made of stainless steel? Those pipes appear well corroded. I haven't heard of anyone else with rusted pipes.
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Old Feb 9, 2017, 01:51 PM   #282
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Don't know.

The problem was the left catalytic converter which was completely destroyed inside.
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Old Feb 9, 2017, 06:48 PM   #283
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Ford T-Bird OEM exhaust pipes are not stainless steel.

I checked our 2002 pipes with a magnet before I got rid of them (after installing Borlas). The magnet stuck to them. If it was Stainless steel, a magnet would not stick to them.
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