Hi everyone! I am new here
I just bought a new old Nissan 200SX S13 turbo in Europe and will be fixing it up little by little.
One emergency issue I need to resolve right now in oder to pass inspection, is the issue with the exhaust because my car doesn't have a catalythic converter, but apparently has to have one. I guess the previous owner took it all out. The point is that I have to revert the car back to being catalyzed. I am still trying to learn all I can about this car and read as much as I can here, but if you guys don't get mad at me, I would like to ask you for help, if you guys could help me out figuring out the differences between the catalyzed and the non catalyzed model.
The engine is CA18DET and from what I see right now in my car, I have the small exhaust pipe that comes out the turbo, and this pipe has a Lambda sensor on it, but the wire is not conected anywhere. Then from there I have the rest of the exhaust pipe but instead of going to a catalythic, it go to a primary silencer, and from there on the exhaust pipe goes to the back to a rear silencer.
Can you guys help me out with what I need exactly? Do I just get a catalythic convert and put it in place and don't need to do anything else to the engine? If the Lambda sensor is disconnected, and I find the connector where its supposed to connect to in my engine's wire loom, do I just connect it and my computer will know what to do, or do I need a different computer from a catalyzed model? Is it really this simple as just connecting the sensor and installing a catalythic converter?
The car is with the mechanic right now, but they have no idea about these cars. Actually nobody here does! All frigin european cars. Do I need to move to Japan to be happy, or can I legalize my car and enjoy it in the streets?... and by that I mean kick Renaults and Peugeots butts?
thanks guys I really appreciate if you can help me with this issue which is an emergency for I need to get the car out of the mechanic's but can't drive it out till it's street legal and passes inspection for I don't want to get tickets, and trust me police will stop me right away for this car stands out among the Renaults and Peugeots. I only have a few days left to be able to pass inspection.