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
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
How Catalytic Converters Work
MotorWeek's Pat Goss explains how catalytic converters work and shows us
what is inside a typical catalytic converter.
Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows some of the dumb
things he's seen people do to their cars. Visit Scottykilmer.com for
answers to all your car questions.
Does Lacquer Thinner Clean Catalytic Converters? -EricTheCarGuy
Link to Scotty Kilmer's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5icTmYItwiE
After watching Scotty's video I was curious if it would actually work.
Since we know from my video on diagnosing catalytic converters that the
catalytic converters in my Subaru were bad, I though it was a perfect
opportunity to try out this theory. I used about 1 quart of lacquer thinner
to about 7 gallons of gas. I drove a total of 200 miles and tested the
converters. The testing showed a very slight improvement but nothing that I
would call significant. It was worth a try. I can say that I did not notice
any issues with drivability during or after the test. It may not have fixed
the problem, but it didn't seem to cause any other problems either. I feel
the check engine light that came on was just a coincidence and not the
result of putting lacquer thinner in the gas tank. Here's some useful links
Diagnosing a P0420: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZ5K8n5jj0
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Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
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*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for
INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content
shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating.
I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something
new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the
downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often,
frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat.
I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the
converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle
out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the
converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000
miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of
course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good
luck and have fun!
rx8 sounds bad and funny idle vibration/shaking
baiscly rx8 sounds like lawnmower.car oulls hard and solid,idle needle sits
pretty much perfectly but some funny vibrations at idle every say 5-10
just had new cat/coils/plugs/leads/full service/engine mounts/grounding kit
Why Catalytic Converters Fail - Walker Exhaust Video Series
This video is about catalytic converters and what causes these
sophisticated components to fail.
Any number of problems can damage a converter. And these issues must be
corrected before installing a new one.
There are four primary types of converter failures: poisoning, coated or
oil-fouled substrate, overheated or melted, and structural damage.
Learn more about these four types of failures and the common causes for
these failures by watching this video.
Bottom line, these components don't fail on their own -- an outside issue,
often related to the ignition, fuel system, engine or engine controls, has
caused the failure. And you've got to fix the root cause if you want your
replacement converter to last.
Thirteen Steps for Diagnosing Emissions:
DIY: how to unflood an rx8
I trying to un-flood my rx8 that was sitting for six months without turning
on also burned my old junk 04 started that i never updated until that day i
bought a used 07 one and it didn't only fit perfectly but it was the
updated one so it worked out fine it just took me a long time to unflood
made with ezvid http://ezvid.com
Combustion Chamber Cleaning—Berryman Your Car; Don't Seafoam It!
In this video, I use the Berryman Products "Combustion Chamber Cleaner" via
vacuum induction. The product utilizes aggressive solvents and detergents
to clean the entire combustion chamber, including the heads, piston crowns,
and intake valves, rather than using a petroleum oil, an aliphatic
distillate (paint thinner), and isopropyl alcohol (not a very good
RX8 VS OLDER ROTARIES IN THE HANDLING DEPARTMENT.mp4
Rx8's innovations in the handling department mostly,examined by Best
Motoring and explained by Mazda's Chief Developer.The Rx8 features numerous
enhancements when compared to older rx7's which give it an edge on the
handling section againt it's older rotary brothers.Increased body
rigidity,revised and redesigned suspension from scratch,lower and further
behind egnine placement,lightened rotors,lighter flywheel,carbon fiber
driveshaft,side ports,longer and wider wheelbase for better handling stance
are only some of the major improvements over the older rotary models.