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#1 Old 08-21-2012, 07:18 PM
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Question Catalytic Converter in California

Hi all ~

I'm new here and I'm hoping some really savvy mechanic type persons out there can help me out.

I own a 1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L. In order to pass my smog test I have to get a new catalytic converter and my mechanic quoted me $476. I'd like to save some $$ and purchase it online. So I found a site that shows me 2 front converters that are reasonable but, being fairly ignorant about catalytic converters, I'm still not sure if they can be used in my car. I'm also including the Executive Order information (text in red as notes for both converters) I put the ca.gov info at the end. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.


~ Kie

The first:

Magnaflow 46000 Front Catalytic Converter
MAGNAFLOW 46000 SERIES CATALYTIC CONVERTER

This is the first series of a new line of catalytic converters designed for use on vehicles equipped with Second Generation On-Board Diagnostic systems. Made from heavy gauge stainless steel, tip to tip, this catalytic converter has a ribbed body that minimizes expansion and distortion when it heats up. It has the strongest and smoothest flowing inlet and outlet joint and uses a monolithic honeycomb catalyst. It is also seam welded close to the converter body for a strong, tight bond. Catalyst system monitor advanced response technology.



Specifications
  • 3-way catalyst style
  • Round body
  • One unit may cover a wide variety of vehicle makes and models
  • 9 in. L x 5.13 in. W, 13 in. overall length
  • 2.25 in. inlet diameter
  • 2.25 in. outlet diameter
  • Single inlet and outlet configuration
Notes
  • Universal catalytic converter legal for sale in California under Executive Order (EO) number D-193-67. Before purchasing this product, please check the Executive Order at www.arb.ca.gov to verify whether this product is allowed for installation on your specific vehicle application.
  • May require additional welding for optimal installation
Catalytic Converter Quantity: One
EO Number: D-193-67
Series: Magnaflow 46000
Location: Front
Color/Finish: Natural
Emissions: 50-state legal
Product Fit: Direct fit

Fits 1994 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cyl 2.2L

The second:

Magnaflow 37000 PC-2 Front Catalytic Converter
MAGNAFLOW 37000 PC-2 SERIES CATALYTIC CONVERTER

This OEM grade CatSMART catalytic converter is ideal for use on passenger cars with single or dual exhaust system with two or more catalytic converters per exhaust bank. Magnaflow's CatSMART engineering eliminates false fail catalyst-related diagnostic codes by addressing specific oxygen storage capacity needs. Developed to meet even the most stringent tail pipe emissions and made from heavy gauge stainless steel, tip to tip, this catalytic converter has a ribbed body that minimizes expansion and distortion when it heats up. It has the strongest and smoothest flowing inlet and outlet joint and uses a monolithic honeycomb catalyst. It is also seam welded close to the converter body for a strong, tight bond. Above all, it has an optimized PGM loading and wash coat formulation that addresses the needs of today's computer controlled On-Board Diagnostic-equipped vehicles.



Specifications
  • 3-way catalyst style
  • Round body
  • One unit may cover a wide variety of vehicle makes and models
  • 4 in. L x 4 in. W, 8 in. overall length
  • 2 in. inlet diameter
  • 2 in. outlet diameter
  • Single inlet and outlet configuration
Notes
  • Direct fit catalytic converter legal for sale in California under Executive Order (EO) number D-193-84. Before purchasing this product, please check the Executive Order at www.arb.ca.gov to verify whether this product is allowed for installation on your specific vehicle application.
  • May require additional welding for optimal installation

Catalytic Converter Quantity: One
EO Number: D-193-84
Series: Magnaflow 37000 PC-2
Location: Front
Color/Finish: Natural
Emissions: 50-state legal
Product Fit: Direct fit

Fits 1994 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cyl 2.2L


Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Database from ca.gov:

Test Group Name: RTY2.2VJG2GA
Application Type: ALL
Part Manufacturer: Walker Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer Part Number: 82582
Cert Standard: TLEV
Executive Order: D-182-53
Exhaust Config: SINGLE
Total Converters: 2
Catalyst Location: Front of the vehicle
Catalyst Part Type: DIRECT FIT
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Yes it can be used in your car. As long as it says "Legal for sale in California" and it has that RTY2.2VJG2GA line you are OK.

The ones you cannot use will almost always be labeled "Not for sale in California" or "Cannot be shipped to California" or something like that.

Each piece is about $300 if not a bit more, so the mechanic's quote wasn't too out-of-line
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The 46000 is for the V6s, as it as a 2.25 in/out diameter. You need 2 inches.

The part number called for on the 2.2L 5SFE is 38104.

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