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To make a very long and boring story short I discovered that there is NOT an acceptable aftermarket direct fit catalytic converter available for the 2000 S70 GLT SE 2.4 L Turbo 2WD. <p>Reviewed after market sources included DEC, Catco, Walker and one other whose name I can't remember.<p>Standard Volvo shop pricing in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is approximately $1490. That's the catalytic converter assembly with installation. Fortunately, I managed to get the cost reduced to $1010.<p>Detailed research information available if needed.<p> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Calvert at 7:14 AM 5-29-2006</i>
 

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Re: Lessons Learned From Catalytic Converter Change Out (Calvert)

The check engine came on in my girlfriend's 2000 V70R and the code was for the cat. Any more details you feel like typing would be helpful. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>She will probably go with the IPD downpipe if you can still order it from them. I don't see it on their website at the moment.
 

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Is this something new for 99+ cars. I can't imagine any cat giving you any trouble as long as the O2 sensor can plug into it. I know on my 740 and 850 I had new regular old 80$ hi flow cats put in with no problems at all
 

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Why didn't you upgrade to a performance downpipe with a high-flow race-cat? Our Ferrita downpipe with Ekokat metallic catalytic converter still passes US emissions:<p><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=78_85&products_id=414" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=414</A>
 

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I must admit that I am ignorant regarding performance upgrades for my Volvo. Thanks for the information though.
 

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Kaizai:<p>I noticed in your sig. that you are from CA. <p>I also read the advertiser's reply regarding his downpipe, etc being emission compliant. <p>Do you know if any or all downpipes & other exhaust upgrades (high-flow race-cats, etc) are OK in California?<p>In CA, before they actually test your car, they perform a visual inspection, and if anything looks modified (or if they even see a check engine light), they won't go through with the rest of the test. I am ignorant as to what's acceptable, and I have avoided certain mods for fear of having to take them off to pass the smog test.<p>Btw, IPD listed "1 left" for the downpipe for 70 series in their closeout section, last month. Not sure if they still carry them now.**
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Taleof2Bricks2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Kaizai:<p>I noticed in your sig. that you are from CA. <p>I also read the advertiser's reply regarding his downpipe, etc being emission compliant. <p>Do you know if any or all downpipes & other exhaust upgrades (high-flow race-cats, etc) are OK in California?<p>In CA, before they actually test your car, they perform a visual inspection, and if anything looks modified (or if they even see a check engine light), they won't go through with the rest of the test. I am ignorant as to what's acceptable, and I have avoided certain mods for fear of having to take them off to pass the smog test.<p>Btw, IPD listed "1 left" for the downpipe for 70 series in their closeout section, last month. Not sure if they still carry them now.**</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The downpipe is not really visable on the 70 series as I recall. So you <i>shouldn't</i> have an issue on the visual... At least that is what I am hoping <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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