Catalytic Converters Archives - Page 5 of 6 - Brake & Front End
New Bosal Catalog Covers Complete Line of Import Exhaust and Catalytic Converters

More than 3,200 makes and models, from Acura to Volvo, are featured along with complete application data, ordering information and illustrations.

Code P0420: The Dreaded Diagnostics of Catalytic Converter Replacement and Oxygen Sensors

You just pulled a P0420 from a vehicle indicating the catalyst system efficiency for one of the banks is below threshold. What is next? Could it be just the oxygen sensor? Or, could it be the catalytic converter? These articles will help you understand why the OBDII code was set and what further test must be performed to determine the root of the problem like a coolant leak, oil blow by or other problems with the engine.

Tenneco’s Walker Brand Positioned as Technology Leader in OBD II Converter Market

Tenneco’s Walker emissions control brand has unveiled a comprehensive new line of advanced, original equipment-inspired replacement converters that address the unique demands and repair challenges for thousands of late-model (1996 and newer) vehicles equipped with OBD II technology.

Eastern Catalytic Launches New Full Line and Universal Catalytic Converter Catalogs

Eastern Catalytic has just released two new product catalogs, a 24-page Universal Converter Catalog and a 352-page Full Line Catalog.

Tech Feature: Curbing Catalytic Converter Thefts

Catalytic converters have been disappearing at an alarming rate. The theft of these emission control devices is being perpetrated by sleazeballs looking for easy money. A thief can hock a pilfered converter for $25 to as much as $100 depending on the value of the precious metals inside it.

Tech Tip: Multiple Cylinder Misfire or Rough Idle on Chrysler Models

This bulletin involves rotating all engine exhaust valves, replacing the valve spring retainer locks with a new design to increase valve rotation at lower rpm, inspecting/replacing the MAP sensor (as necessary), and decarbonizing the combustion

Bosal Expands Direct-Fit Domestic Catalytic Converter Line

Bosal USA, Inc. has just expanded its line of domestic direct-fit catalytic converters. The converters feature precision OE-fit design and flanges to assure easy replacement and trouble free installation.

Tech Tip: Wave Dynamics for Headers and Pipes

Depending upon the market to which an import shop might be catering, the term “performance exhaust” can have two different meanings. The first market actively seeks out the throaty rumble and chrome-plated look as part of the street-driving scene. The second market installs an exhaust system that produces the most horsepower for a performance application. Sometimes the two markets are identical and sometimes they’re not.

Catalytic Converter Diagnosis

The catalytic converter is probably the most important emission control device on a vehicle because it cleans up the pollutants in the exhaust. Thanks to fuel injection, oxygen sensors in the exhaust manifolds, and a feedback fuel control system, emissions are kept to a minimum. Even so, some pollution is still produced and must be

Performance Exhausts for Late-Model Vehicles

What’s hot in exhaust performance products? Bolt-on free-flowing exhaust systems for diesel trucks, big bore mufflers for sport compact cars, and low restriction street performance mufflers for cars like Mustangs, Pontiac G8s, Dodge Chargers and Chevy Corvettes. The diesel market has been really hot lately. Turbo diesel engines are a popular option in full-size Dodge,

Diagnostic Solutions: Exhausting the Possibilities…Performance Upgrades

Depending upon the market to which an import shop might be catering, the term “performance exhaust” can have two different meanings. The first market actively seeks out the throaty rumble and chrome-plated look as part of the street-driving scene. The second market installs an exhaust system that produces the most horsepower for a performance application.

Mischievous Cats

By definition, a catalytic converter should last the lifetime of the vehicle. It can last this long because a catalyst is something that, just by being present, causes a reaction to other materials without itself being a participant in the reaction. However, real life has proven that the life span of a catalytic converter varies