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Old 06-15-2010, 04:28 PM
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how do you gut a cat??

about to take my cat off wondering how to gut it.. is there anything in there i need to leave??
also a friend told me if i did it i need to remove the cables from the batteries for fifteen mins to reset my computer.. is that true??
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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I assume you're wanting to get rid of the flow restrictions caused by the cat. Cut the thing open, remove the catalyst material, weld the can back together.
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When I gutted the cats on my Explorer I took a metal bar and started stabbing at the material thru the opening to break it apart. Every once in a while I would tip it over and empty out the loose material.
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flex bit and a shop vac
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long drill bit and a air chissel.

drill a bunch of holes thru the cat so there s path for the loose material to go. take a air chissel and start widdeling. dont need to leave anything. if u dotn hav access to air tools then a metal bar and a hammer will work but jus be prepared to work at it for a while.
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First you must kill the cat, then string it up by the back legs and cut down the mi....ohh. Nevermind. I would just get a crow bar and jab it through the middle.
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Piece of pipe 3-4 ft. A hammer and about 30-45 mins. Be careful not mess up the slip joints...
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having problems getting the cat off the connection between it and the muffler.. ive taken alot of crap apart trying to get an angle on it so i can pull.. but it stuck like a mug. i think im just gonna start jabbing at it with my long drill bit and hope i can shop vac everything out.. if anyone has and tips for getting it lose please let me know
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you need a drill, rebar and chain and weld a 3 inch piece of chain to end of rebar put other end in dril and go to town
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First you must kill the cat, then string it up by the back legs and cut down the mi....ohh. Nevermind. I would just get a crow bar and jab it through the middle.
funny man ha ha
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