Mitsubishi Lancer Catalytic Converter
Clever Ways to Care for Your Mitsubishi Lancer Catalytic Converter
To protect the environment, your powerful Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a catalytic converter. It acts like a filter that controls the emissions produced by your vehicle. Found on the underside of your car, your Mitsubishi Lancer catalytic converter ensures that the harmful gases from your vehicle get neutralized before they get expelled into the environment. Here's how you can keep the cat con in good shape:
- Always have the correct oil and fuel in your car.
Although it's cliché to tell you that you should use only the correct fuel and oil for your vehicle, it's still an important reminder, especially when it comes to your catalytic converter. Take note that it's really easy to accidentally put the incorrect fuel into your car; in fact, at least 150,000 car owners fill their vehicles with the wrong fuel every year.
- Read the instructions before using a fuel additive.
Whenever you plan to use a fuel additive in your vehicle, make sure that you read the instructions first. This allows you to scrutinize the additive, and assess if it's suitable for use with your Mitsubishi Lancer catalytic converter. If you're not sure of the instructions, consult the product manufacturer.
- Don't try to bump start or tow your vehicle.
Bump starting your car can make the unburned fuel in the system to be injected into the cat con. This, in turn, has a tendency to make the monolith overheat and melt down. Be sure that you avoid bump starting your car to prevent damaging the cat con.
- Avoid driving through fords, deep puddles, or parking on areas with heavy snow.
Since the cat con operates at particularly high temperatures, driving through deep puddles or parking on heavy snow can damage the converter. Splashed water or snow immediately cools down the cat con upon contact. When this happens, the steel shell cools faster than the monolith, making the monolith vulnerable to getting crushed as the steel shell contracts.
- Refrain from using exhaust paste in front of a catalyst during fitting.
When you're fitting the cat con, make sure that you don't use exhaust paste. This type of paste can harden and break down in chunks, leading to monolith damage. Plus, the exhaust paste can also obstruct the monolith.