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Old February 7th, 2015, 01:07 AM
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Driver's Side Cat on its way out

Driver's side Catylitic converter has developed a leak all around the front seam around the canister. Am currently experiencing a bit more exhaust noise than accustomed to. A local muffler shop quoted me $300 to replace just the problematic converter but am wondering if perhaps I should just order a new y-pipe from AB for instance as they are $550. Others who have replaced/fixed this part of their exhaust system, what would you recommend? Thanks.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 06:20 AM
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Given age, I would replace both sides
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Old February 7th, 2015, 06:25 AM
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Given age, I would replace both sides
x2, and once you cut the Y to replace one, it never fits/seats correctly/properly...
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Old February 7th, 2015, 07:17 AM
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I just got a Stainless steel Magnaflow "Y" pipe and it was $516.00 shipped.

http://www.oscaroparts.com/magnaflow-performance-exhaust-catalytic-converter-93690-5467940-5808-p?ctx={%22part.genart%22%3a%225808%22%2c%22vehicle .oscvehicleconfig%22%3a%2275998%22}&filter={}
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Old February 7th, 2015, 11:15 AM
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Sal (budzny) might have a setup for you
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x2, and once you cut the Y to replace one, it never fits/seats correctly/properly...
What do you mean?
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Old February 19th, 2015, 02:47 AM
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Ok I have a new y-pipe from AB now, planning on maybe replacing this weekend. Anything I need to know besides soak every nut and bolt in PB Blaster? Any steering rods or cross members that need to come off? Thanks.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 08:50 PM
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anyone? Buehler? Buehler?
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Old February 21st, 2015, 01:54 AM
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Well I went ahead and got to it! Replacing the y-pipe that is... few hours later I have a new y-pipe and it was less of a headache than I thought it would be. For others' future reference here are some of my notes from my experience: (Before/after photos attached as well)
-spray all nuts and bolts (and oxygen sensors) with penetrating oil (PB Blaster) a couple times, itís great to do this and let the oil sit overnight to avoid stripped/broken studs, make sure and do this when the engine is cold so the oil doesn't just burn off
-loosen all nuts first
-some studs may come unscrewed from the exhaust headers, with care you can screw them back in with the new y-pipe
-be sure to use new gaskets where the y-pipes mates to the headers
-be careful unbolting the last bolt from the y-pipe/header joint, at this point the y-pipe assembly may quickly descend along with any tools and can hit you in the face/head
-tighten nuts and bolts with even tightness across each mating flange, get them tight, after running the engine for a short period I could hear exhaust leaks, do not let the engine run too long as the cats get hot quickly. I went back after running the engine and tightened up all nuts on the header/y-pipe joints even more, I recommend wearing gloves and being careful not to burn yourself, after this tightening; for me the exhaust leak(s) stopped.
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I just installed Magnaflow Part# 93690 for my 1997 D90. It seems that the driver's side O2 Sensor bang is facing the wrong way on this version. Instead of facing outward in Baird's pic, its facing inward and the O2 sensor making contact with one of the oil cooler pipes. Pics coming soon.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 06:59 PM
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Magnaflow # 93690

Touching the oil cooler pipes. Any suggestions? Took all day to install this thing too.
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