If you take one apart you will see that it crumbles in your hand to dust. Totally clogged-up catalytic converter will prevent the engine to breath In the automotive theory they call it Volumetric Efficiency-How well the engine breaths. For the past 8 years I am extremely lucky that my 02 Altima with manual transmission has been trouble free. Can I drive my Kia without a catalytic converter? Find all posts by bennyb Not a good idea to get oil changed where they suck it out, they never get all the sludge in the bottom of he pan.
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The catalytic converter is located between the exhaust manifold and the muffler. Some were clearly taken advantage by unscrupolous repair shops and even the dealerships. Please weigh in so that I may either triumph or claim my owned status. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. The customer will be back and your quick fix will be forgotten.
The first thing you'll want to do is narrow your search to those converters that actually fit your vehicle's make and model. A coolant leak into the combustion chamber will cause thick white smoke but don't confuse this with normal condensation. In the past two decades, the greatest leaps forward in engine technology have been in the combustion chamber. Block the rear wheels and set the parking brake. Start the engine and let it idle for about 20 minutes--or head over to the highway for a minute ride and then go back to your garage.
Sounds a little strange. How can you tell if your catalytic converter is bad? On the Insight, the concern is the second cat, not the first. So it is or was a design flaw. What about the silent recalls? Catalytic converters can overheat because of excessive amounts of unburned gas caused by a misfiring spark plug or a leaky exhaust valve.