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.
What's in a catalytic converter? How do they work? Here's what's in a
catalytic Converter. Here's how they work.
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Here's some info about Catalytic Converters
Fun wet lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in my RX-8
Full story and photos here: http://goo.gl/oWBQ0. Myself, Ralph and Thorsten
on a very slippery lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Ralphy's not a
great passenger, but he was very brave and didn't jump out at
Breidscheid... ;) A full write-up, photos, and another video from the day
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
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P0420 How To Diagnose A Bad Catalytic Converter -EricTheCarGuy
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Discussion about this video:
I know this video will not only save people some money but also I think it
will solve a lot of confusion concerning the operation of the catalytic
converter. These tests work as you can see in the video. So the next time
you have a P0420 or someone tells you your catalytic converter is bad
you'll know what to do to find out if that is indeed the case.
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Bad Catalytic Converter Explained
A great explanation of a bad catalytic converter. This car has 4 catalytic
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cleaning my catalytic converter for $3
it really did help my truck out,and the code for the cat has not came back
think about unburned gas go's through the cat all the time and it does not
so why would it with carb cleaner?
RX8 Indy cator mod
Gaslock Indy-Cator fitted to a Mazda RX8 PZ showing which gear is selector
on a backlit LCD panel.
RX-8 Rotary decarb part 1
Decided at 25,000 miles, it was time for a decarb. Used seafoam rather than
Mazda's cleaner. I placed two tubes in the can of seafoam, and ran each
line to a separate vacuum port, so I could do both rotors at the same time
rather than separately. After sucking up all the seafoam, let it sit for a
little over an hour. Then I put a cup of Idemitsu in the empty seafoam can,
used the two tubes again, to help lube the rotary chambers during initial
Afterwards, low end torque seems improved, and throttle response is way up,
most notably when starting out from a stop. No bogging down, other than
when I clutch poorly ;). Idle is PERFECT. While idling, there's no
vibration from the engine whatsoever. Like new.
And as expected, the check engine light came on afterwards, and stayed on
for about a day before going out.
Update 03.08.12: Some have questioned how well the Catalytic Converter has
held up after the seafoam cleaning.. First off, 14,000 miles later, it
appears to be fine. No power loss or other symptoms of a failed cat.
However, that doesn't mean that the life of the cat hasn't been shortened.
Looking back, I should have disconnected the cat before this procedure, and
will do that in the future, and would advise anyone else with a cc and
doing this procedure to do the same thing.
For those that have questioned whether or not I should have introduced
seafoam into the engine at all: Mazda has a decarb procedure of their own,
using a product similar to seafoam.
How to fix bad catalytic converter, what is totally stuck and dirty. Try thinner wash.
How to fix bad catalytic converter, what is totally stuck and dirty. This
is last help. Try thinner liquid, it might help! Be carefully work with
thinner. How to fix catalytic converter emissions control issue and error.
Do thinner liquid wash to catalytic. The wash improves and recovers
catalytic emission controls. Works gasoline and diesel engine.