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Custom Exhaust Fabrication: Bends, Bungs and Mufflers

Custom exhaust work is one of the first modifications an owner may perform. It can help the car or truck breath better and make more power. But, often some vehicles do not have a performance system available because the vehicle is to new, rare or the owner wants something special.

Exhaust System Welding & Fabrication

Even as direct-fit exhaust systems are dominating the replacement exhaust market, there is still a need for exhaust fabrication that includes welding. Being able to weld exhaust system components is not about creating less-expensive alternatives for your customers. Being able to weld and fabricate components gives you the flexibility to provide your customer with the

Getting Stoked to Service the 6.0L Power Stroke

If there were one engine that plagues the mid-size diesel world, you would have to say that it is the 6.0L Power Stroke. The 6.0L came into existence because the EPA demanded tighter emissions laws for diesel engines. Even though the 7.3L was branded as the reliable workhorse for Ford, it would never be able to pass the tighter emissions laws that were going to come into effect for 2004.

Eastern Catalytic Launches New ECO Carb and Full Line Catalytic Converter Catalogs and Enhances Online Access

Eastern Catalytic has just released two new product catalogs – a 56-page ECO CARB Converter Catalog and a 362-page Full Line Catalog.

Thieves Stealing Catalytic Converters from Repair Shops

Shop owners in Toledo, OH, have seen an increase in the number of catalytic converters that are being stolen from vehicles in their parking lots. They are hoping that surveillance video will help the police catch the thieves.

Repair Shop Has Catalytic Converters Cut From a Dozen Vehicles

A repair shop in Lilburn, GA, was recently targeted by a thief who cut the catalytic converters from 12 vehicles that were on the lot. Four of the converters were taken from customers’ vehicles.

Tech Tip: Volkswagen Check Engine Light is on with Fault Code P0420

If you find that the Check Engine Light (MIL) is on with fault code P0420 (16804) stored in the fault memory, the condition may be caused by a defective catalytic converter(s). If any other fault codes are present besides catalyst (CAT) faults, the other codes must be addressed and corrected before proper/complete CAT testing can be performed.

Tech Feature: Exhaust Leaks and the Stoichiometric Ratio

When I was a kid, I used to watch my dad, who started out as a diesel mechanic, tune up cars and trucks from time to time. He would turn the adjustment screws on the carburetor until the engine smoothed out and started to purr. Then, after listening closely to the rumbling of the motor, the adjustment screws would get one final tweak. He would always bend down and cup his hand around the belching tail pipe exhaust and take a big sniff of the fumes, and then go back to his adjustments. That was back in the 60s and 70s before PCMs, O2 sensors and catalytic converters.

Catalytic Converter Thief Arrested After Tip from Salvage Yard

A Georgetown, DE, man was arrested and charged with numerous crimes relating to the theft of catalytic converters from the parking lots of car dealerships and auto parts stores. A salvage yard called police after the man tried to sell them a quantity of converters.

‘Sound Off’ with Your Favorite DynoMax Cat-Back Systems and Save this Summer

DynoMax Performance Exhaust will offer enthusiasts a chance to save on their DynoMax cat-back exhaust purchase this summer through the “Sound Off” promotion. The “Sound Off” promotion offers $75 mail-in rebate for the purchase of any qualifying cat-back performance system.

Tech Tip: Follow These Steps Prior to Replacing Kia’s Catalytic Converter After Finding DTC P0422

Kia’s OBD II engine management systems use dual oxygen sensors, which among other things allow monitoring of the efficiency of the Manifold Catalytic Converter (MCC), also referred to as the “warmup” cat. Some technicians who retrieve DTC P0422 – Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) mistakenly replace the catalytic converter under the floor of the vehicle (possibly because the converter under the car has been referred to as the “main” catalyst). This leads to repeat repairs, unnecessary expense and customer dissatisfaction.

Tenneco Adding Nearly 400 New Parts to Walker Exhaust Line

Tenneco Inc. will introduce nearly 400 new parts to its Walker line of replacement exhaust products in 2011 and dramatically expand foreign-nameplate application coverage available through its global Starla exhaust offering.