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Unread 04-02-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Is catalytic converter necessary for 99 xj to run right?

I have a 99 XJ 4x4 4.0L. Will the engine run right with no catalytic convertor? Also, will the absence of a CC affect the O2 sensors?

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Unread 04-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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Yes it will run. The downstream O2 sensor will light the check engine light if you remove the cat.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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No worries

I should run sweet and actually give you a bit of extra power. Maybe on the verge of being noticable maybe even a bit of extra MPG. I havn't done it on a jeep but you should just be able to ground that sensor on the body somewhere. That will stop the check light.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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It is against Federal law to remove a catalytic converter.

You aid tree huggers in their fight about us contributing to environmental damage.

You might gain 1/2 MPG per tank of gas.

Be a smart Jeeper and keep the cat in and let my grand kids have good air to breath.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #5
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I bought my 98 with no cat and the O2 sensor is cut but my light isn't on. Oh well haha. The cat just gets clogged and kills your jeep.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Yes, it will run right, but that doesn't mean you should do it.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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theres things you can buy to make it sound like you dont have a cat
but yes, plz don't do it for all our sake...
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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you know when i was young and stupid and childless I removed cats whenever i could. i didn't know the environment pays for it dearly. They way I look at it now is how would you feel if the air you breathe smelt like rotten farts and the water tasted like where those farts came from. Our kids ,kids will probably find out. I don't want to knowingly be the sh%$5 flinger.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:28 PM   #9
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It will more than likely sound terrible too...especially if you have aftermarket exhaust.
Just get a high-flow cat.
Magna-Flow makes a good one.

Your exhaust only needs to flow as much air (cfm) as your engine combination is anyway. So unless you have forced induction or large displacement with a super good flowing head and other internal mods, you won't notice much of a difference in a high-flow cat versus no cat. Plus the high-flow ones are legal. You might see a couple horsepower by replacing the stock with a high flow...and maybe one more hp by no cat at all.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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just keep the cat

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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:32 PM   #11
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aCTUALLY IT WILL HURT UR FUEL MILEAGE AND THE XJ WILL RUN BADLY. THE O2 WILL LIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND THE SYSTEM WILL NEVER GO INTO CLOSEED LOOP. wITHOUT CLOSED LOOP, YOULL BE RUNNING REALLY RICH EXHAUST. nOT TO MENTION WHEN THE COMPUTER THROWS A P0300 CODE (CATALYTIC CONVERTER INEFFICIENCY) IT WILL TRY TO COMPENSATE AND REALLY PLAY WITH UR AIR FUEL MIXTURE BADLY MAKING A ROUGH RUNNING XJ.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #12
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aCTUALLY IT WILL HURT UR FUEL MILEAGE AND THE XJ WILL RUN BADLY. THE O2 WILL LIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND THE SYSTEM WILL NEVER GO INTO CLOSEED LOOP. wITHOUT CLOSED LOOP, YOULL BE RUNNING REALLY RICH EXHAUST. nOT TO MENTION WHEN THE COMPUTER THROWS A P0300 CODE (CATALYTIC CONVERTER INEFFICIENCY) IT WILL TRY TO COMPENSATE AND REALLY PLAY WITH UR AIR FUEL MIXTURE BADLY MAKING A ROUGH RUNNING XJ.
no it wont. you are wrong.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:37 PM   #13
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aCTUALLY IT WILL HURT UR FUEL MILEAGE AND THE XJ WILL RUN BADLY. THE O2 WILL LIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND THE SYSTEM WILL NEVER GO INTO CLOSEED LOOP. wITHOUT CLOSED LOOP, YOULL BE RUNNING REALLY RICH EXHAUST. nOT TO MENTION WHEN THE COMPUTER THROWS A P0300 CODE (CATALYTIC CONVERTER INEFFICIENCY) IT WILL TRY TO COMPENSATE AND REALLY PLAY WITH UR AIR FUEL MIXTURE BADLY MAKING A ROUGH RUNNING XJ.

thats for the primary 02

the after cat 02 will(should) set off a code and tell you to replace your cat convoytah
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:52 PM   #14
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The are some ppl that shouldnt be giving advice....
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I once got a ticket for jerking while driving it. The cop wouldnt let me use his pen to sign the ticket.
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Unread 04-03-2008, 03:03 AM   #15
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I concure. If youre not absolutely possitive then tell us it is just a guess. We dont need to lead people into doing things that may hurt them or their jeep in the long run. Oh by the way I beleive the computer on the 99 is complex enough that even if a cat didnt have an O2 sensor in it the upstream O2 sensors may notice a difference and cause the jeep to get squirley. I dont beleive that there is much to gain by removing it and possibly much more to lose. So the safe bet would be leave it or get a high flow cat.
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