Chevrolet C1500 Catalytic Converter
Chevrolet C1500 Catalytic Converter Maintenance 101
Pick-up trucks have been a vital player in keeping the American economy running. They are used in their stock forms and in modified versions to be able to serve the market in its needs. Some of them are devoted to farms, ambulances, service vehicles, cargo trucks, haulers, and even family vehicles. The Chevrolet C1500 can do all of those. It has been Chevy's four wheel drive pick-up truck quite some time before it introduced the Silverado. Its engine packs a lot of horsepower and torque which then goes through the transmission. With all that engine output comes out a lot of exhaust gas. This can be very toxic to the people and environment. Fortunately, there is the Chevrolet C1500 catalytic converter. This component is responsible for making the fumes a little bit friendlier. Gas from the exhaust manifold travels through this part before it exits your truck's pipes. And like any other part, the catalytic converter also deserves some attention. Here are some pointers on how to take care of this particular part.
- Avoid going through boulders and very deep ruts.
We understand that being a four wheel drive vehicle, the Chevrolet C1500 has enough ground clearance to go through uneven road surfaces. But you should still observe extreme caution. You should be very selective of the path you choose on the road and on the trail. Going through big boulders and deep ruts can expose the underside of your vehicle to rough surfaces. Be careful since that is where the catalytic converter is located too. Approach these paths with utmost caution. By being cautious, you reduce the risk of putting dents and punctures on your part. You can thank us later.
- Do not use silicone products as sealants to any part of your exhaust system.
Silicone is great for putting together pipes and other materials. They hold together despite water passing. However, you should avoid using that with your exhaust system. Extreme temperature in the exhaust department can compromise the properties of the silicone product and therefore affect your catalytic converter along the way.