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Old 02-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Originally Posted by aggrofish View Post
Check yourself pal. You were the one using a condescending attitude. Look Carl is a nice guy and an okay mechanic it's that simple. Anything requiring specific experience or expensive equipment should be taken elsewhere. Unless of course you want to go through a series of "let's try this."

I don't understand you people and your undying loyalty to this guy. He's a dime a dozen and any illegal immigrant can do what he does for less. There's your attitude.
and show me any certification that his "mechanics" have.... there are none... and when was his last ASE
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lvoc View Post
I suspect the problem is that the rather new catalytic converter is a phoney...Unfortunately no one has figured a way to tell and it is a very expensive replacement.
Temperature readings on the inlet and outlet side of the converter are a good indication of the health of the unit. Converters generally fail due to internal breakdown or clogging with will be evident with abnormally high temp's on the inlet side as opposed to the output side.

If the vehicle has O2 (Oxygen) sensors before and after the converter a scan tool can provide real time reading from these sensors and also give good indication as to weather or not the cat is functioning properly. The number and location of the O2 sensors will depend on the particular vehicle

The worse killer of a converter is if the vehicle has been run with the mixture too rich. Too much unburned fuel in the exhaust clogs the converter. This damage is irreversible.
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