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opel zafira: 2007 zafira diesel, cosmo pack 1.9 cdt, need

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2007 zafira diesel, cosmo pack 1.9 cdt, need cat. converter, can I replace my self, how much can I purchase it for in the states or france



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If you have a reasonable mechanical knowledge and a reasonable array of mechs tools, I see no reason at all why you couldn't do that yourself ...

It really is only mechanical work - nothing technical involved - just a case of taking the old cat apart / out of the old exhaust system - and replacing with the new. Some models / versions of these have the o2 / lambda sensor screwed into the cat itself - others have them in the exhaust piping before and after the cat.. If yours is actually in the cat- you will have to swap it over to the new one thats all.

The biggest problem by far with anything to do with exhaust / cat work - is the fact that the old nuts / bolts / fixings get seized over the years with the heat -and being exposed to the elements. You often have to cut the old nuts / bolts off - or, use a blow lamp to heat them up to remove them... or - you can just use your tools to snap them off.. Either way its best to have new fittings nuts/ bolts to fit the new one back - its makes for a better job / fixing -and makes life so much easier than re fitting old rusty nuts / buy them at the same time.

As to where to get a new unit - I strongly suggest shop around. If you are happy to buy over the net - and there is nothing wrong with that - shop around and get the best prices and go with that... you can save a lot of money that way.

Im afraid I don't have US or French prices - but I will give you a link to a UK site / company where you can check - you can get them sent to wherever you are-- but again - check out prices on the net / via google etc to get the best .... but the link to the one I have in mind is HERE for you.

Let me know if you need anything more on this at all -

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Best Rgds, MIKE.

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