Originally Posted by matt167
All the mufflers that are chrome can't be catalytic converter mufflers.. they are made sealed, and the contents of the converter ( mainly platinum and palidium ) cannot withstand the nickel/ chrome plating prosess.. if your engine has an EPA sticker and a chrome pipe, it's a fake sticker.. however none of the 2 strokes are C.A.R.B compliant so, truthfully, there not legal to be sold in California
The "Converter" is a separate part of the muffler, held in by the screw at the inlet end. the screw vibrated out of mine and when I took it apart to see what was going "clunk" inside as I moved it that's what fell out.
Doesn't look like very much catalytic action was going on, it was oily. I left it out. Suppose I could get a nickle for all the precious metals in it?