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How To Tell If a Catalytic Converter Is Clogged

A catalytic converter reduces vehicle emissions and pollution. It is filled with a chemical catalyst, usually a platinum and palladium mixture, that helps to convert the engine’s emissions into non-harmful gasses. But sometimes, the catalytic converter can get clogged up, hurting your engine’s performance and depriving you of the pep that you previously had. Hence, … Read more

How To Gut A Catalytic Converter Without Removing It?

The most common approach to hollowing out a catalytic converter is removing it entirely from the vehicle. Still, some car owners would prefer doing that without removing it from the car. But is that possible? Yes, you can gut a catalytic converter without removing it from the vehicle. You’ll have to raise the vehicle high … Read more

What Is An Exhaust Leak?

Leaks and cars go hand in hand, mainly thanks to their reliance on many kinds of automotive fluids. However, never forget that combustion engine vehicles can also suffer from exhaust leaks that involve harmful gasses coming straight out of the engine. An exhaust leak happens anywhere on the exhaust system, between the manifold and the … Read more

4 Signs That Your Car Has An Automotive Emission Problem

A significant concern with combustion engine vehicles is the emissions that come out from their tailpipes. Thankfully, systems are in place to ensure exhaust gasses are as clean and harmless as possible. But how do you know when the car has an emission problem? Automotive emission problems are apparent and easy to spot. Firstly, you’ll … Read more

5 Benefits Of A Custom Exhaust System

An automobile is much more customizable than most people realize. For example, everyday drivers might not think twice about their stock exhaust system. But enthusiasts understand that investing in a custom system is an excellent way to enjoy plenty of benefits. Firstly, a custom exhaust system will fit perfectly in your car in ways that … Read more

EGR Delete Explained (Pros & Cons)

An EGR delete is a modification that removes the exhaust gas recirculation system from a vehicle. This can be done for a number of reasons, such as increasing performance or preventing engine damage. To complete the process, you’ll need an aftermarket performance kit that physically removes the EGR valve, preventing exhaust from reentering the engine. … Read more

Bad Charcoal Canister (Signs & Causes)

The charcoal canister—also known as the EVAP system—is an emissions control device used to capture gas vapors that escape from a vehicle’s fuel tank. The canister contains activated charcoal, which draws vapors into the engine, where they can then be burned to generate power. However, if the system fails, it can cause foul gas odors … Read more