Emissions Archives - Brake & Front End
Resetting Emissions Monitors After Converter Replacement

Here are the 10 commandments of a catalytic converter replacement handed down from the EPA.

Oxygen Sensor Heater Codes

An oxygen sensor code related to the heater circuit can be difficult to cure.

Determining Catalytic Converter Efficiency

Tiny details can limit the life of a catalytic converter.

EPA vs California Emissions Packages (VIDEO)

What’s the difference between EPA and CARB emissions packages? This video is sponsored by AP Emissions.

Making Sure You Get A Strong Spark (Video)

Complete combustion requires strong spark at the right time with the right compression. Sponsored by AP Emissions.

Checking Your Fuel (Video)

Fuel systems can have many possible issues to diagnose. This video is sponsored by AP Emissions.

VIDEO: Why Do Spark Plugs Have A Smaller Gap?

A tighter spark plug gap can increase power and reduce emissions. This video is sponsored by NGK and NTK.

Pennzoil Unveils Portfolio Of Carbon Neutral Lubricants

Shell aims to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner, in step with society and with its customers.

Catalytic Converters: Regulation, Replacement and Theft

Catalytic converter replacement is easy – it is the ordering and associated paperwork that can be difficult.

More Than Codes: Finding The Story Behind An Emission Code

If you are the kind of technician who solves emission codes by replacing parts and hoping the check engine light does not come back on, this article is not for you. But, if you want to diagnose a emissions-related problem, confirm the fix, and know when the car leaves the shop the job will be completed, this article is for you.

RETRO 1974: Refilling Catalytic Converters At The Shop

1974 saw the first catalytic converters placed on vehicles and the use of unleaded gas. While Chrysler went with biscuits, GM, Ford and AMC went with beads. The beads were designed to be serviceable. With special tools, the platinum-covered beads could be removed through a hole and replaced with fresh beads if the owner poisoned the converter with leaded gas.

These are the beads that were in the converter. If the converter was damaged internally, the beads might escape out the tail pipe.