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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:09 am
Posts: 15
Car Model: 2005 9-5 Aero, 1998 9-3 SE
Chaps, I need some buying advice

Facelift model, front pre-cat has become, blocked with loose bits of ceramic. Local guy has cut it open, emptied it of the loose crap and re-welded as a temporary fix but this throws the "catalytic Efficiency bank 1 below threshold" fault.

So I need a new one, one with two cats and two sensor holes.

Don't want to modify to 3" downpipe because of insurance implications (tempting as it is!)

I think the OEM number is 88800004. Can't see any for sale though.

I've looked at various aftermarket ones with stock photos, some of which look like they would struggle to fit under the heatshield with with what looks like a bigger cylindrical pre-cat, others no first lambda, or simply no representative picture. I'm getting nowhere fast.

Any pointers that might help me search, or any recommendations for a particular pattern part?

Thanks for any help

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