You’ve probably seen catalytic converters in headlines recently. Many people have been coming back to their car, and all of a sudden, the car now makes a roar when it starts and makes an even louder roar as it accelerates. Or, they notice an increase in exhaust fumes or unusual exhaust smells. These are signs
In the past six months, we have seen a dramatic rise in catalytic converter thefts. Criminals are using lithium-ion battery-powered reciprocating saws to cut the catalytic converters out of vehicles. Criminals are not stealing them for replacement value because it is illegal to install a used catalytic converter unless it’s tested by the Environmental Protection
In this video, Tire Review’s David Sickels gives reasons why most converters fail, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.
Most converters start out at about 99 percent efficiency when new, and quickly taper off to about 95 percent efficiency after about 4,000 miles.
Since 1975 catalytic converters have been the most effective devices for controlling exhaust emissions. Before that, carmakers had done a somewhat effective job of controlling emissions by use of other systems. But controlling emissions with these systems alone meant lean mixtures and exotic ignition timing, which severely penalized power and fuel economy. When the use
Dill Air Controls launched a new air inflator. The design allows a high fill rate with built-in air release allowing technicians to accurately dial in the desired pressure, the company said.
The stoppage in platinum mining carries a butterfly effect potential for the U.S. aftermarket. News broke during February that platinum miners in South Africa went on strike. This stoppage in platinum mining carries a butterfly effect potential for the U.S. aftermarket. Vehicles cannot meet today’s environmental standards without precious metals. Platinum is one of the