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Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

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Re: Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

Post by REnglerth » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Not to my knowledge. I bought it used at 85,000; it now has 97,500.

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Re: Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Spacers don't fit the problem they just hide the problem from the ECM.

Sounds like a Sewing machine ... get a Mechanics Stethoscope and pinpoint the ticking, starting with, but not ending with, the fuel injectors.
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Re: Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

Post by REnglerth » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:46 pm

What I meant is it runs smooth, no ticking. Your responses have be immensely helpful and I thank you!👍🏻
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Re: Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

Post by jimmy57 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:12 am

that car has two catalysts integral with the two exhaust manifolds plus another pair aft of the rear o2 sensors. it is almost impossible that both front cats failed at one time.
Besides p0430 and p0420 for cat efficiency what are the other two codes?

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Re: Can I remove the catalytic converter on my 08 XC70?

Post by REnglerth » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:57 am

I had made a mistake, it was only those two codes.

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