Andrey Levashenko

Andrey Levashenko

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of AutoCatalystMarket. More than 10 years in the recycling business area and in the automotive catalyst recycling sphere. He is fond of general aviation and loves to travel.
DIY catalyst cleaning

DIY catalyst cleaning Catalyst in a modern car is necessary to reduce exhaust emissions. This part has a limited resource, so over time it becomes necessary to replace and clean it. Catalyst, regardless of car model, is quite expensive. For this reason, many drivers are wondering how to clean the detail without replacing it. The unit is similar to resonator tank. Catalyst is a container with two connecting nozzles. Inside there are small ceramic honeycombs coated with a catalytic layer based on noble metals (hence the high price of spare parts). Exhaust flue gases clog the cells with soot, gradually making the neutralizer impassable. The option without dismantling is a priority for vehicle owners, because on many cars this part can be removed only by cutting the grinder from the exhaust gas system. Can DIY catalyst cleaning be effective? Before proceeding with actions, it is necessary to find out in which cases catalyst cleaning can bring benefit. Flushing the catalytic convert

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What is the average cost to replace a catalytic converter?

First of all let us tell a few raw prices of catalytic converters to answer the key question on the catalyst cost. After that we will have a detailed talk on pros and cons. If the vehicle was produced before 80s then the catalytic converter will cost up to eight hundred dollars. The cost of a catalyst is about six hundred, but a labor cost will be added. So keep it in mind that the older is the car the bigger sum you have to spend to race old catalyst. Newer cars request even more money to replace catalytic converter, which will go even further to 2500 dollars. If there is a chance to remove catalyst at home with proper tools, than there will be a way to save money, but sometimes there is no way to purchase a catalytic converter if you are not authorized for it. In a meanwhile, one might think that to remove catalyst means to harm the environment. On the other hand, this slightly increases power of motor, reduces fuel consumption, gets rid of regular alerts about problems. The fused

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What is the lifetime of a catalytic converter?

The fact that catalytic converter will soon fail, is primarily indicated by a decrease in engine power: accelerating dynamics deteriorate, maximum speed decreases, and over time the engine is difficult to start. Failure of catalyst at an early stage may not be noticed. It's just that the driver has to step on a gas pedal more intensively to compensate for the loss of power. At this stage, exhaust air sometimes acquires a sharp poisonous smell of hydrogen sulfide, which just indicates problems with the catalyst. Because it is the catalytic converter that contains chemical processes of decomposition of exhaust gas. Catalysts fail mainly for two reasons: either when ceramic core is melted due to violations of operating rules or cells become clogged with soot; when catalytic layer or ceramics itself is destroyed due to long-term operation. There are common myths about the lifetime of catalytic converter. Here we will find out what is true and what is wrong. "Cataly

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What are the symptoms of a damaged catalytic converter?

Since there are no moving parts on a catalytic converter, you would expect that they would be fairly durable and long-lasting. They are but, in spite of all the advancements in catalytic converter technology, they still fail. Many times, catalytic converter failure is a symptom of an issue somewhere else in the vehicle. It is important that you fix the problem that caused damage to catalytic converter, because if you don't, that same problem will likely destroy the replacement converter as well. Power reduction and acceleration. If there is a problem with the exhaust system, this will begin to affect engine performance. You will not be able to accelerate as fast as with a healthy system. Simply put, the motor loses power, often it will also require replacing catalysts. Rattling sound coming from beneath. A rattling sound coming from your car is never a good sign. When a catalytic converter becomes damaged, it can cause honeycomb break or collapse. When you turn on your veh

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