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I replaced both O2 sensors on my 2000 Subaru Outback and it…

I replaced both O2 sensors...
I replaced both O2 sensors on my 2000 Subaru Outback and it gave me a P130 code. I guess I will just replace the cat converters. Can I buy the Magnaflow ones as long as they are CARB certified for use in CA and will they work properly, or is the only option I have is to go with an OEM cat? The car is worth only a couple thousand at this point, so I don't really want to stick tons of money in it.
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Eric
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The Magnaflow ones wont pass emissions in California as they will not let the catalyst and O2 sensor monitors set to readiness. Gotta go with oem on this unfortunately

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What about if I by one of those adapters for the downstream O2 sensor that it screws into and creates a greater space between the cat and the sensor? Since I own a car made in 2000, they won't put anything in my tailpipe.

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I have about a 75% success rate with those, so worth a try. Make sure to drill out the bottom of the adapter before installing it between the sensor and exhaust pipe

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