How To Replace Your Catalytic Converter

Your Magnaflow exhaust package comes with three pieces–a resonator, center pipe, and muffler section. The front resonator comes with a mounting flange that bolts right onto your stock catalytic converter. This part connects to a center pipe that is secured with exhaust clamps, which are supplied. And the rear muffler section joins together, exiting the car in the center of the rear bumper. Also, all the parts are stainless steel, which don’t rust or stain–nice job Magnaflow.

If there’s a market, there’ll be a supplier. The average American consumer believed what they wanted to, that the price of fuel would always be low. Compared to the rest of the world, we’ve been paying pennies per gallon when others have been paying dollars. We’re catching up to reality and the rest of the world. American auto manufacturers are experiencing hard times, hard times that have been brought on by short-term thinking and lack of foresight. The rest of the world has been driving small, economy cars for a long time and it’s going to take the American auto manufacturer, and the average American consumer, a long to catch up. Let me state again, that if there’s a market, there’ll be a supplier.

RPM – Revolutions Per Minute. How many times is the engine spinning (performing a revolution) per minute. With the press of the accelerator, the RPM increases. Different cars are able to perform and a higher RPM than others – sports cars for example.

Using the MIG welder, tack weld the exhaust tubing that is between the two cut sections of the exhaust. The tack weld is a small and fast kind of welding that secures two pieces together. This however is temporary. You have to make sure that the alignment is straight and that there are no gaps between the tubing before a permanent welding could be done.

Subsequently after all pipes are connected, begin fastening each section to the 1st. Apply an ample amount of torque on each bolt to make certain it is tight.

Check the tail pipe. With the engine running, go to the tail pipe and stand there and smell it. Yes I did say that. If it burns in your eyes and throat, it has a vacuum leak in the motor, often a simple fix but time consuming trying to find it. It will not pass smog with this problem. If the exhaust smells of gasoline and the tail pipe looks black, the engine is running too rich and will need an adjustment. It may or may not pass smog. Likely you will need to replace the spark plugs as well. If it smells like any other car with a catalytic converter recycling, it is probably fine.

There is some debate on this subject. There are rumors that 180 can be achieved. But by going with the numbers, 168-172mph in stock form seems possible.

If you are faced with this kind of situation, you should try to check if it is attached very thinly, then you should try to break if off. Keep in mind that before you do touch your car’s exhaust pipe, make sure that it is cool enough to touch or you might just get burnt in the process. On the other hand, if you cannot break it off, look around for a wire coat hanger or a mechanic’s wire. Wrap this around one end of the hanging pipe and then fasten the other end to the underside of your car. This should keep it in place right up until you bring your car to the muffler shop.