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Old 12-15-2002, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Brullen Headers & CEL: Questions

I've been very impressed by the reviews I've read on the Brullen/iON Performance header/cat combo. So impressed, in fact, that I've pretty much decided to get these despite my incredibly low budget.

However, I've been worried about getting a CEL. My car is a daily driver, and I can't afford to be having any sort of mechanical problems at all, since it is driven by some other family members from time to time.

Is it possible to buy the Brullen header system without a high-flow cat? Would that reduce the chances of getting a CEL, but would that also reduce the possible power gains? What kinds of CEL fixes are around for the particular code that I'd throw with the headers installed, and can they only be fixed by Brullen themselves?

Yes, I know the Brullen headers have been talked about before, and I did do searches, and I did not find answers to my questions.

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Old 12-15-2002, 09:38 PM   #2
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Why open up your exhaust only to choke it at the cat?

I have a friend who's running Borlas with a stock cat, and a STI cat back. He aslo has a Ganzflo intake, bored out T/B, upgraded clutch and light flywheel.

On the other hand I have a Cobb intake, and Full MRT exhaust. (high flow cat)

He and I run almost identical times in the quarter mile but I gain on him moderatly quickly in 4th gear..... and he has a fly wheel while I'm still running the stock ship anchor on mine.

We're guessing that the stock cat is really holding him back.
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:25 PM   #3
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DrBoy01 - The iON/Brullen headers all come with a CEL fix. So when you install it, you can install the CEL fix for them as well.

A CEL could be triggered by many things: ie: loose gas cap, bad gas etc.

A hi-flow cat may not be the reason why the CEL is triggered. Ultimately, if you get a CEL, you'll need to pull the code to determine what is really the cause. IIRC it's the "cat. inefficiency code" is P04220

There's quite a few guys running this header system on the MY00-up w/o CEL problems. DeusExMachina has it on his MY02 RS w/o problems.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=177462

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Old 12-16-2002, 02:47 PM   #4
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I'm running a MRT header back system plus the $20 Pony express MIL eliminator, and I have no CEL problems.

I have an 00 RS.
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Answered my own question via search
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