Honda Accord Catalytic Converter
How to Make Your Honda Accord Catalytic Converter Last Longer
Did you know that you can contribute to reducing air pollution by simply installing a high-quality catalytic converter? This is because your Honda Accord catalytic converter reduces your car's emissions, thus preventing harmful gases from getting into the atmosphere. To continuously reduce the toxic gases emitted by your vehicle, treat your cat con with proper care through the following:
- Remove contamination by cleaning the cat con periodically.
If your cat con has light accumulations only, then you need to clean it by removing the core first. Then, use compressed air to get rid of the light contaminates such as ash. It's best to use a rubber-tipped air nozzle, so that you can easily apply the airflow onto the inlet and outlet faces of the cat con's core.
On the other hand, if the catty has accumulated heavy contaminates, you need to put the core in an oven with a temperature of 1050°F (565°C) for 2-3 hours. You can use a ceramic kiln or a heat-treating oven if you have one. Just be sure that you choose an oven that uses an air atmosphere. Never exceed the indicated maximum temperatures as well as the time duration.
- Inspect the exhaust pipes linked to the cat con.
It takes only a few minutes of your time to check on the exhaust pipes that are attached to your vehicle's catty. Look for signs of leakage, and examine the EGR valve periodically to keep the cat con in good working condition.
Once you find that the exhaust pipes have leaks, get your car to the nearest repair shop, or fix the leaks yourself. Leaving a leaking pipe can lead to the cat con being severely burned as a result of the extremely hot temperatures inside the catty.
- Get a professional to take a look at the cat con.
Although you may be able to inspect the cat con yourself, it helps to get an expert's assessment on the condition of your catalytic converter. Let a professional mechanic take a closer look at the catty to determine if there are other parts of the exhaust system that must be repaired or replaced. Take note that a faulty cat con can lead to a failed emissions test and get you fined.