been having awful trouble with my car since buying it back in October, so today decided to removed the cats and gut them to see if they were to blame at all.. picture speak 1000 words!!
cats removed and cut open
pryed open to remove cat
closed and stitched back together with stainless mig
now, i think you'll agree that there was a fair restriction!! both cats were the same, pictured is the front face of the cat (downpipe end) almost the entire face was like that, some of the caked soot was broken off when i removed the cat from the case with a screwdriver
the difference with the cats gutted is phenomenal! its like a new car!! exhaust note is not to different, no louder unfortunatly! theres no more smoke