Washing a Catalytic Converter
Washing a catalytic converter with soapy water to correct a P0420 catalyst system efficiency below threshold. Many people on YouTube show this process but none of them show any real data one way or another to to show it working or not working. We did not have good results with it but we believe the theory behind this fix is sound and that it might work in some instances. If we get a chance we may experiment some more with it.
Here's what's in a catalytic Converter. Here's how they work.
You can get a non contact Thermometer from Amazon here to test to see if your cat is working. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006V4WNYU?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN= B006V4WNYU&linkCode=xm2&tag=httpwwwyou00f-20 What's in a catalytic converter? How do they work? Here's what's in a catalytic Converter. Here's how they work. Read about Tom Ogle here http://fuel-efficient-vehicles.org/energy-news/?page_id=787 or here: http://www.rexresearch.com/ogle/1ogle.htm or here: http://www.deathofagasguzzler.com/profiles/blogs/tom-ogle-160-mpg-by-a-high or here: http://askville.amazon.com/GOOGLE-TOM-OGLE-1973-SHELL-MILEAGE-MARATHON/Answ erViewer.do?requestId=10159124 Here's some info about Catalytic Converters http://www.bearriverconverters.com/data/CatOpp.pdf
Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 47 years, shows some of the dumb things he's seen people do to their cars. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&f eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don't miss them.
DIY Rx8 Seafoam Cleaning
MAKE SURE ANNOTATIONS ARE ON. This is a DIY of me seafoaming my Rx8. This is being done on my 2004 with 98k miles. This is the second time I've cleaned my 8, the first being at 70k. I hope this is helpful! All the instructions are on the annotations. To make sure everyone's clear, you inject each port twice in order to relieve some of the strain from the starter. Should be roughly 4 oz per port, 8 oz total. You can pour the rest in the tank to help clean up your fuel injectors.