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Nvasion 11-17-2008 02:35 PM

catalyst converter
so mine died on 2000 celica gts and i need a new one, can someone recommend me one and where to get it? thanks! the shops charging me about $$1300 and i know i can find a better deal with the help of RS.


Nvasion 11-17-2008 02:58 PM

i know ebay will have them but can someone give me a link or something to work with.. sorry im a newb

woozzle 11-17-2008 03:17 PM

just get some universal magnaflows from and have a shop weld it for you...shouldn't cost you over 400

what shop is this?

Nvasion 11-17-2008 03:21 PM

well i went to my dads shop called autos are wee or w/e on kingsway he quoted me over 1 grand(needed to bring in a "special guy"). and i read online that others brought their car to toyota and said toyota charged them 1300

Nvasion 11-17-2008 03:23 PM


Nvasion 11-17-2008 03:24 PM

would lordco have this?

Nvasion 11-17-2008 03:25 PM

Magnaflow 2-1/2" is what i need i believe. can anyone vouche for this? i was told it should only cost roughly 75-100 bucks

Nvasion 11-17-2008 05:27 PM

does places like canadian tire read my CEL for free?

luke 11-17-2008 05:51 PM

I passed Aircare with a new 3" Magnaflow with no egr or oxygen sensor after failing miserably 2 times previously on HC and CO. The cat wasn't the only thing I changed, but I'm certain it was a major factor in getting a pass.

Nvasion 11-17-2008 07:00 PM

so the one i posted is okay then ?

Alphamale 11-17-2008 08:26 PM

How did you get the sizing information? If you call up lordco, they could easily give you the part # and what not.

The reason they were going to charge you $1300 is probably because they were going to order one from the dealer which is THE BEST OPTION if you can afford it. Obviously, many people can't. On the other hand, how come your cat failed so quickly? Does you car burn major oil or something?

Any who, a generic properly sized magna-flow cat will do you find, although they don't perform as well as an OEM one nor do they last as long.

Bonka 11-17-2008 08:29 PM

^ ^ ^


Any universal cat should work though those high-flow ones have just enough baffles to pass federal laws. The OEM ones are best. Go for the Magnaflow to save money.

Did your CEL come on because of the cat? I would just disconnect the battery and see if the code comes back after you replace the thing...or could beg around RS to scan codes some members have readers :D

I think Princess Auto has a cheap OBDII reader too..

Nvasion 11-17-2008 08:45 PM

i foudn the sizing info on forum. and yes i knew cat failed cuz engine light came on. the car was burning oil but was fixed.

Alphamale 11-17-2008 09:34 PM

Well, regardless of what you find on the celica forum, the people who you're buying the parts from should be able to tell you/find you what you need. I'm not familiar with the exhaust/cat setup on the Celica but you may have to cut off the old one and weld the new one on. If not, it should just be a fairly simple bolt on affair.

Nvasion 11-17-2008 09:44 PM

yup i will find that out. thanks for helping out alphamale

trevor72 12-12-2008 07:47 AM

yes lordco should be able to get you this but here is a link incase you don't have 'a guy' at lordco lol.

also not sure on how to test CEL codes on the toyota, but any OBD vehicle should have a procedure for having the computer flash the codes out at you on the CEL so you can decode

angus 12-21-2008 12:33 AM

PM me , I can solve your problem and save you huge dollars.

Leopold Stotch 12-25-2008 10:05 AM

Why is the OEM cat better than a magnaflow?

SpuGen 12-25-2008 11:25 AM

Because OEM is meant to pass emissions and last a long time.
Whereas the Magnaflow is designed for flow first, emissions later.
They both work, but the Magnaflow is the Legal version of a test pipe because it's still a cat.

YK86 12-25-2008 01:27 PM

Just a side note but I've seen a lot of friend's Toyotas (Tacomas, Camry, Corollas, pretty random) throw a CEL code for bad converter efficiency. In all cases, it was actually the after converter O2 sensor that was bad. You might want to double check to make sure it's the converter and not the O2 before dropping money on parts.

Nvasion 12-28-2008 01:42 PM

sorry im a car newb, but how do i check? can shops like canadian tire check it for me free?

YK86 12-28-2008 02:17 PM

No, shops like that never do it for free. How did your dad's shop diagnose the problem? I just suggested what I suggested because it was the after cat o2 that measures the readings giving a false bad reading to the ecu even though the cat was perfectly fine (the Toyotas were in between 97-01's, all had 150-225K). A NTK o2 ($200) fixed the problem.

Can you get your dads shop to test the O2 to make sure that is not the cause?? Did they check the emissions to see if the cat was working properly or did they just pull the code and say it's the cat?

Nvasion 12-28-2008 02:26 PM

it was my dads friends shop...(not super close friend) so im sure he would charge me also. they pulled the code and said to find out the exact problem he would have to call a "specialist" and itll cost like something like 200 bucks an hour..... to find out my problem. i said hell no.

Corey Darling 12-30-2008 11:25 AM


Overseas Auto1 12-30-2008 11:27 AM

if you go to MufflerMan 7590 Kingsway, they will put on a catalytic for about $189 installed. 604 526 1515 , if you go there, tell them Jim at Overseas set you

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