I need to replace rear Cat Converter on my 3.0 engine and cannot find a california compliant part. Any ideas on how to progress.
Have you tried the Mazda Dealer? Rockauto. com doesn't list one either. I just checked. HTH. -Jim
This site has one for $223....http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/shop_years/mazda-6- catalytic-converter-2004.html
Scroll down to the last one on the page. It's not a direct fit. You must cut out old cat and weld in the new one. Sorry, should have mentioned that. And it's actually $224.94.
Ok...forget the above link...doesn't fit the 3.0. There are two on Ebay right now. One for the front and one for the back. For the 3.0 liter engine. They are complete bolt on...no welding!
Everyone- Thanks for the numerous responses. Many of these avenues have been tried, but California compliant is the big deal breaker. I have seen some that are so-called "50 state" which means NY and CA are included and they will ship there. MagnaFlow does sell a weldable and a direct fit. Found this out by going to CA Air Resource Website. Shows executive orders exempting for some products. I may go the weld my own route. But even if i go the $600 direct fit route, I will save on the $2500 quote I got from my local shop. They told me flat out they priced it high b/c they don't like this mazda. I'll keep you posted on myprogress...zoom zoom!
Js08016 - Thanks, I was told from the start that Mazda doesn't carry this item anymore. Same with another exhaust section near the cat that broke 2 years ago and had to get welded by a shop to pass smog then. Thing still runs great, so I am determined to fix, but on a budget. It can afford to sit til I get to it.
You're welcome. Glad to help. Yes, please let us know how you make out. -Jim
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