Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
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MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter

Part No. 22642 Warranty Details  

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Designed with ease of installation in mind, MagnaFlow's direct-fit converters are the perfect compliment to your OEM exhaust system. With no welding, cutting or bending required, you can easily add one of our direct-fit converters to your vehicle when it's time to replace your original catalytic converter
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A.I.R. Tube:No
Case Material:Stainless Steel
Heat Shield Included:No
Inlet Quantity:1
Outlet Quantity:1
Substrate Material:Ceramic
Type:Direct Fit Catalytic Converter

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MagnaFlowDirect Fit Catalytic Converter
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (6)
  • Replacement (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great OE replacement

Wonderful catalytic converter. Works just the same and sounds the same as the original. Was concerned myself about the heat shield after reading the reviews here but after reading the breakdown diagram on the...Read complete review

Wonderful catalytic converter. Works just the same and sounds the same as the original. Was concerned myself about the heat shield after reading the reviews here but after reading the breakdown diagram on the box (as seen in the attached picture, #4 on diagram), the cat has a OE style heat shield welded on as shown by the diagram on the box. Other than that, be prepared to spend some time removing the old one. The new one will be installed quickly. Very low profile in comparison to the original. Did not use this to remedy a P0420 myself, but the core of my original Honda cat had failed and caused a rattle inside.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Aftermarket Blues

Fast and prompt shipping. Package was moderately damaged upon receipt. No parts were missing, but it could have easily happened. This replacement was about 1/2" longer than the stock...Read complete review

Fast and prompt shipping. Package was moderately damaged upon receipt. No parts were missing, but it could have easily happened. This replacement was about 1/2" longer than the stock cat, but did fit overall. Welds looked good, no concerns with the finish of the product. That is where the good ends. The body of this cat is much smaller than stock. In order to get the O2 sensor to fit into the body and screw in completely, the wires on the O2 sensor had to be lengthened. This unit does NOT come with a heat shield, nor does it have any way of mounting a heat shield. Brackets had to be fabricated and mounted to the cat in order to facilitate the heat shield. Lack of the heat shield is a HUGE safety concern in my opinion as the fuel lines run directly above the cat. The heat shield provides just that--a heat shield so the fuel lines are not exposed to extreme temperatures. The lack of an included heat shield or a way to facilitate the factory heat shield make this product far from acceptable. It directly bolts onto the existing connections, sure, but in no way is this "direct fit" without some work. The average consumer would not be able to install this in their vehicle without major modifications. Next time I will be going with the factory cat to avoid all these issues.

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5.0

Nice replacement alternative to OEM

By 

from Kill Devil Hills, NC

Pros

  • Direct Bolt On Fit
  • Includes Gaskets
  • Magnaflow Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

      Bought this to replace the cat on a 98 Honda accord and it fit exactly like the stock OEM one that I took off. Only took about 10 minutes to bolt this new one in after I managed to get the old rusted one out. The actual body of the cat is slightly smaller than the stock OEM one, but the length and flanges are the same and it bolted right in. It also includes a gasket for between the collector and cat and then a metal circular ring gasket for between the cat and the cat bad exhaust.

      Had this shipped from Advance, they packaged it up very well and it arrived undamaged.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Worked great on 99 Accord LX 2.3L

      By 

      from Manassas VA

      Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

      Replaced original 99 Honda Accord LX 2.3L catalytic converter. Passed emission test.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits very well, comes with gaskets

      By 

      from Lancaster, PA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

        This cat is a bit more compact than the OEM Honda cat. It has an integrated heat shield rather than a separate one. The guts are shorter, and not as big around. I think the Honda cat has a noise baffle; this one does not. It does not increase noise at all, though. One little installation note: This cat ends up with the oxygen sensor port rotated upward a bit more than the original, so the wire barely reaches. I had to remove a wire bracket to make it reach.

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        5.0

        Great OE replacement

        By 

        from Dutchess County, NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

          Wonderful catalytic converter. Works just the same and sounds the same as the original. Was concerned myself about the heat shield after reading the reviews here but after reading the breakdown diagram on the box (as seen in the attached picture, #4 on diagram), the cat has a OE style heat shield welded on as shown by the diagram on the box. Other than that, be prepared to spend some time removing the old one. The new one will be installed quickly. Very low profile in comparison to the original. Did not use this to remedy a P0420 myself, but the core of my original Honda cat had failed and caused a rattle inside.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Comes With Gaskets!!

          By 

          from Stuart Fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comes With Gaskets
          • Fit perfect

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

              Yes Gaskets are in the box, you should get 6- 3/8x 1.5in SS bolts, lock washers and nuts.... I used car ramps and couldnt break the bolts with hand tools... Air socket and flex head did the job nicely, dont forget the PB Blaster! Easy fix with the right tools!

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              3.0

              not so direct fit

              By 

              from Macon Ga.

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bolted In Great

              Cons

              • Didn't Fit Cover

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

              had to modify cover to rebolt to converter

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              4.0

              Gaskets

              By 

              from Everett, WA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Comes with gaskets

              Cons

              • Help Desk Was Not Helpfu

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

              I contacted the help desk asking if it came with gaskets. They said no. Then they suggested what gaskets to buy which were expensive. Glad I waited to see if it came with them before buying expensive gaskets. Other than that it seems to be a good purchase.

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              5.0

              Direct Fit Catalytic Converter by MFlow

              By 

              from Atlanta, Geogia

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

                My Mechanic had no problems with the install.

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                5.0

                Awesome fit.

                By 

                from East Haven, CT

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

                  This CAT bolted right up to the OEM exhaust system no mods. required . The hardest part was removing the old CAT; works great MIL light went bye bye!

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Aftermarket Blues

                  By 

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Works

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

                  Fast and prompt shipping. Package was moderately damaged upon receipt. No parts were missing, but it could have easily happened. This replacement was about 1/2" longer than the stock cat, but did fit overall. Welds looked good, no concerns with the finish of the product. That is where the good ends. The body of this cat is much smaller than stock. In order to get the O2 sensor to fit into the body and screw in completely, the wires on the O2 sensor had to be lengthened. This unit does NOT come with a heat shield, nor does it have any way of mounting a heat shield. Brackets had to be fabricated and mounted to the cat in order to facilitate the heat shield. Lack of the heat shield is a HUGE safety concern in my opinion as the fuel lines run directly above the cat. The heat shield provides just that--a heat shield so the fuel lines are not exposed to extreme temperatures. The lack of an included heat shield or a way to facilitate the factory heat shield make this product far from acceptable. It directly bolts onto the existing connections, sure, but in no way is this "direct fit" without some work. The average consumer would not be able to install this in their vehicle without major modifications. Next time I will be going with the factory cat to avoid all these issues.

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                  • Q:

                    Oreilly has this part for $173.00 can i get a price match online since its not carried in store in my area.
                    Asked on 8/6/2014 by Jake from Atlanta,GA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Jake, If you see the exact same item you need advertised for a lower price at any of our competitors, either before the time of purchase or within 30 days after, we will be happy to match the competitor’s price upon confirming it through a published or online advertisement. “Exact same item” refers to merchandise of the same brand, part number, and warranty. “Lower price” refers to the competitors advertised price of the item plus any applicable shipping and handling charges as compared to the Advance Auto Parts price plus any applicable shipping and handling charges. For more information please visit this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/pricingpolicy

                      Answered on 8/7/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the length?
                    What is the location of the O2 sensor, before or after the catalyst material or converted manifold gases?
                    Asked on 4/2/2013 by backyard fixer from AJ, AZ

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The length of this MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter, Part No. 22642 is 17.75 inches. Other specifications: inlet and outlet diameter: 2 inches (each) and pre & post catalyst oxygen sensor location (ie; before and after catalytic converter).
                      For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                      For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 4/3/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does the Magnaflow Cat come with gaskets? It looks like my car takes the triangular gasket, but only Walker sales the triangular gasket on your website. Do I need a Magnaflow gasket, or will the Walker gasket fit?
                    Thanks,
                    Brandon
                    Asked on 10/29/2012 by Brandon from Huntsville, AL

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      No, this MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter -part# 22642 does not include the gaskets. You can very well use the Walker triangular gaskets on this catalytic converter. You would need to order Walker Exhaust Gasket (Part No. 31383) and Walker Exhaust Gasket (Part No. 31645) to use with this MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is the part ok on the use of cars in the state of California?
                    Asked on 7/4/2012 by Dan the man from Los Angeles

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      No, this part MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter, Part No. 22642 is 49 state legal and Not For Sale Or Use In The State Of California.
                      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 7/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What gaskets do I need to order with this converter?
                    Asked on 5/21/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      You would need to order Walker Exhaust Gasket (Part No. 31383) and Walker Exhaust Gasket (Part No. 31645) to use with this MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter (Part No. 22642). For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 5/22/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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