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    what was the factory, off the lot exhaust for 2001 T/A WS6? i need new cats and if i have the orignal stuff the cats are under warrenty.
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    Even if you have an aftermarket cat-back, your cats should still be covered under warranty up to 100,000mi or 10 yrs I believe. But to answer your question, '99+ WS6s had a lower restriction muffler and dual 2.5" round polished rolled tips. I'm pretty sure everything in front of that was standard LS1 issue, manifolds, cats and Y.

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    2 cats off the manifold into y-pipe setup, one pipe over axle into muffler and duel tips......i dont really know what your looking for? pics or whatnot

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    thanks, my exhaust is all SLP from the headers to the dual tips. so i wasnt sure if the car came with all that or if the prior owner had it done. ive researched it and can not find what came on it new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1972 View Post
    thanks, my exhaust is all SLP from the headers to the dual tips. so i wasnt sure if the car came with all that or if the prior owner had it done. ive researched it and can not find what came on it new.
    yep, an SLP on a ws6 is not stock.....BUT you can get a catless y-pipe if you want

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    i have a 2000 with 29 thousand miles and i called pontiac and they told me its covered 8 years or 80 thousand miles whichever comes first.

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    Here is a copy of the message GM put out extending the warranty on the factory Cats. For anyone with a factory Cat failure (2000-2002 model years) print and take to your dealer and have them call the GM Customer Service number listed below if necessary.

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    As the owner of a 2002 model year Pontiac Firebird your satisfaction with our product is very important to us.

    This letter is intended to make you aware that some 2002 model year Pontiac Firebird vehicles, equipped with a 5.7L V8 engine, may have a failure of the left or right catalytic converter.

    This is not a recall. Do not take your vehicle to your Pontiac dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe that your vehicle has the condition described above.

    What We Have Done: General Motors is providing owners with additional protection for the right and left catalytic converters. If this condition occurs on your 2002 Pontiac Firebird within 10 years of te date your vehicle was originally placed in service or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever comes first, the condition will be repaired for you at no charge.

    What You Should Do: Repairs and adjustments qualifying under this special coverage must be performed by a General Motors dealer. You may want to call the service department at your dealer to find out how long they will need to have your vehicle so that you may schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. This will also allow your dealer to order parts if they are not already in stock. Keep this letter with your other important glove box literature for future reference.

    Reimbursement: The enclosed form explains what reimbursement is available and how to request reimbursement if you have paid for the special coverage condition.

    If you have any questions or need any assistance, just contact your dealer or the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center between the hours of 8:00AM and 11:00PM, EST, Monday through Friday. They can be reached at 1.800.620.7668 (TTY 1.800.833.7668).

    We are sorry for any inconvenience you may experience; however we have taken this action in the interest of your continued satisfaction with our products.

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    Subject: 05513 - SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT - CATALYTIC CONVERTER EXTENDED WARRANTY


    Models: 2000-02 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    2000-02 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    EQUIPPED WITH 5.7L V8 (RPO LSI - VIN G) ENGINE




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    Condition
    Some customers of 2000-02 Chevrolet Camaro and 2000-02 Pontiac Firebird model vehicles, equipped with a 5.7L V8 (RPO LS1 - VIN G) engine, may experience a failure of the left or right catalytic converter.

    Special Coverage Adjustment
    This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

    For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after November 27, 2006 are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to November 27, 2006 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

    Vehicles Involved
    Involved are all 2000-02 Chevrolet Camaro and 2000-02 Pontiac Firebird model vehicles, equipped with a 5.7L V8 (RPO LS1 - VIN G) engine and built within the following VIN breakpoints:

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    12150441

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    12150442

    2002
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    2002
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    thank you thats really good information

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    thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebat66 View Post
    i have a 2000 with 29 thousand miles and i called pontiac and they told me its covered 8 years or 80 thousand miles whichever comes first.
    As of when? Because what you've got posted = expired due to the fact that it's 10 years since manufacture.. * 8 years came and went first..

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    10 years 100,000 thousand miles. 2000 + 10 years = 2010 i think i might still be covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebat66 View Post
    10 years 100,000 thousand miles. 2000 + 10 years = 2010 i think i might still be covered
    Ahh i gitcha.. Guess I should have read more..

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    extended warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Ahh i gitcha.. Guess I should have read more..:silyme:
    not the first time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    not the first time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1972 View Post
    thanks, my exhaust is all SLP from the headers to the dual tips. so i wasnt sure if the car came with all that or if the prior owner had it done. ive researched it and can not find what came on it new.
    If your car has the all headers with their high flow cats just tune out the rear 02's same as a car with an ORY. I have heard some high flow cats will throw codes since more.exhaust is.flowing through. Also the rear 02's serve no purpose as far as the way you car runs the front 02's take care of that.
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    If you guys will kindly forgive my ignorance............


    This is my first V-8 with cats. Although my TA runs like a champ, and I've had no issues so far, what are some signs of a failing cat? Is there anything in particular I should keep an eye on?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbxguy View Post
    If you guys will kindly forgive my ignorance............


    This is my first V-8 with cats. Although my TA runs like a champ, and I've had no issues so far, what are some signs of a failing cat? Is there anything in particular I should keep an eye on?

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    whats done to your car? seeing as it has a full exhaust it most likely has other mods.....the biggest thing drivetrain wise is the rearend that fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebat66 View Post
    10 years 100,000 thousand miles. 2000 + 10 years = 2010 i think i might still be covered
    The warranty starts the day the car is sold. Its likely the warranty start date for your 2000 T/A was somewhere between October 1999 and October 2000. In which case the 10 years has expired.

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    yeah actually i called yesyerday and the cutoff was feb so i missed out , more for an excuse to put a killer xhaust

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