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Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by Deprofessional(m): 3:41pm On Nov 17, 2017
What is the effect on a car if a catalyst is stolen?

How would you know when your ctalyst is stolen?

Is there anything known in mechanics that can be improvised
to stop any adverse effect of driving without a catalyst? catalyst is damn too costly you know.

Please your candid opinion is needed.

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Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by 3kay945(m): 10:31pm On Nov 17, 2017
My macho said mine has been removed. He wanted to improvise something, I told him not to worry cos am not feeling the effect of its absent. grin
Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by autologic: 4:50am On Nov 18, 2017
The primary function of a cat is to remove these 3 toxic chemical substance (NO2,CO,Oxides of hydrocarbon) from the exhaust stream and rendered them harmless to more environmental friendly gases (Co2,H2O,O2).
The effect that absence of cat can cause to your car is more better performance becos cat introduce a little bit of exhaust restriction to your exhaust flow and if it absent you have a better free flow but at expense of little bit of increased fuel consumption (not too significant as widely exaggerated by kazeems and co).
Note that it is a not the absence of cat that cause significant bad fuel mileage but presence of faulty cat .
The best method for testing for a working cat is using the principle of temperature testing cos a working cat temperature can be up to 600-800 Celsius .
So if your cat has been removed and your budget cannot afford the real original one ,don't let your kazeems talked you into introducing foreign material or " ladipo worked catalyst " to avoid creating issues for your car.

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Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by TRYGO(m): 4:09pm On Nov 18, 2017
@deprofessional: When the catalytic converter(s) is(are) stolen, tour car becomes more of a polluter of the environment, and all that. Remember, that translates into increased fuel consumption (poor fuel economy, in this case).

The other effect you'd have, is some noticeable rise in tour car's noise levels, beyond the set decibels.

As regards if another one can be improvised in its place, sure, that can be done.

What you just need to factor into the while thing, is to ensure the dimensions of any replaced one, matches the tailpipes, and you're done.



Regards,
Joseph
DW Nig Ltd
Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by modsRbastard: 12:34pm On Nov 19, 2017
TRYGO:
@deprofessional: When the catalytic converter(s) is(are) stolen, tour car becomes more of a polluter of the environment, and all that. Remember, that translates into increased fuel consumption (poor fuel economy, in this case).

The other effect you'd have, is some noticeable rise in tour car's noise levels, beyond the set decibels.

As regards if another one can be improvised in its place, sure, that can be done.

What you just need to factor into the while thing, is to ensure the dimensions of any replaced one, matches the tailpipes, and you're done.



Regards,
Joseph
DW Nig Ltd


Catalytic converter doesn't improve fuel economy, matter of fact... It's the other way round cos it causes back pressure which impedes performance. Your car breaths freely and performs better with cats removed, you get more horses but might lose some insignificant amount of torque. There are facts littered on the Web with enthusiasts confirming their hypothesis with car Dyno.
Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by SmartchoiceNGR: 2:04pm On Nov 19, 2017
TRYGO:
@deprofessional: When the catalytic converter(s) is(are) stolen, tour car becomes more of a polluter of the environment, and all that. Remember, that translates into increased fuel consumption (poor fuel economy, in this case).

The other effect you'd have, is some noticeable rise in tour car's noise levels, beyond the set decibels.

As regards if another one can be improvised in its place, sure, that can be done.

What you just need to factor into the while thing, is to ensure the dimensions of any replaced one, matches the tailpipes, and you're done.



Regards,
Joseph
DW Nig Ltd
Your brain seems porous... Read up and n decatting your exhaust systems... And how to modify the o2 sensors to fool the ECU.

Don't give any automobile advice on this forum again!
Re: Catalyst Converter : Auto Experts Please Explain by fidtopade: 2:35pm On Nov 21, 2017
who has idea of the price of catalystic converter (manifold) for 2.4 camry (2005 model).

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