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Catalytic converter and Turbo....Question !

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In gas cars, I know you can hollow the cat converter (did this as a student when I couldnt afford to buy a new one...replaced it later though !). I gained minimal power from it. I was wondering if the turbodiesel engines need the backpressure generated by the cat in order to perform, or would I potentially gain a horsepower or two from having the cat hollowed ??? BTW, I am not thinking of doing it, as I dont even have my car yet, its only theoratical !
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Re: Catalytic converter and Turbo....Question ! (JF)

One person on http://www.tdiclub.com tried different exhaust system configurations and found that the catalyst made basically no difference. Leave it on there ...
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