So far I've got to work on fabing up a new exhaust for it. I use the term fabricating loosely as my work is less than stellar. I was originally just going to source a used one off of craiglist, but it turns out the JDM system is different and the NA spec one won't bolt up.
I welded in a new O2 sensor bung on the drivers side downpipe as the original one was in the section of exhaust that was stolen. I then used some flexible exhaust tubing and band clamps to span the section that was cut out. I had to weld in some new pipe on the rear section as the old stuff had rusted off of the kidneys. I plan to eventually build a system using solid pipe, but for now its drivable.
My other half has the car out at the moment so pictures of my hack work will have to wait, in the mean time I need some help.
The JDM cars have an Exhaust Temperature sensor on the CAT that the NA spec cars don't have. Naturally this got cut off when the idiots stole the cat out of it, along with the O2 sensor. The O2 sensor was an easy fix, I just spliced in one of those universal ones for now, the temp sensor however is giving me issue.
I'd like to just remove it, however I can't find a wiring diagram anywhere! I want to know if it just triggers the warning light or if its tied into the injection system somehow.
I can't find any mention of the stupid thing in my EPC, service manual or in my WIS\ASRA. Although I'm a complete novice with WIS. How MB techs find anything in it is beyond me....
I can't even find a replacement for it online. So if anyone has any info regarding it I'd be eternally grateful... Or if they could direct me to the appropriate place in WIS.... Even better yet supply a wiring schematic