Re: Emission control device...removal legal?
I think you will get a code if you remove it.
what it does is it adds fresh air during cold start ups to heat up the catalytic converter faster to prolong the life of it. unburnt gasoline inside the cat will cause the cat to overheat.
"Any condition that causes abnormally high levels of unburned hydrocarbons—raw or partially burnt fuel—to reach the converter will tend to significantly elevate its temperature, bringing the risk of a meltdown of the substrate and resultant catalytic deactivation and severe exhaust restriction. Vehicles equipped with OBD-II diagnostic systems are designed to alert the driver to a misfire condition by means of flashing the "check engine" light on the dashboard."
Other cars will get you somewhere, but a Land Cruiser will always get you home.
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3
2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Last edited by jasonfjc; 06-05-2013 at 02:54 PM.