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Overheated catalytic converter

How does a catalytic converter work

What a catalytic converter does Any time someone experiences lack of power, some non-mechanic expert will suggest gutting the catalytic converter since they assume it’s plugged and causing an exhaust restriction. But a catalytic converter doesn’t plug up with normal use (with just a few exceptions pertaining to defective designs). A catalytic converter fails because its been abused. This article is a summary of how a catalytic converter works and how it can be destroyed. This article is one in a series. If you want to know more about the … Read More


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