The term cause and effect comes to mine as I write this article. The tough economy brings out the desperation and creativity of thieves looking for away to make a quick dollar. I’m sure it common all over the country when copper plumbing goes missing in many construction sites and phone companies are experiences a large amount of thefts to copper cabling.
The next step is to find the catalytic converters on the exhaust system. This is an oval shape part of the system and it swells out. Depending on the year, it would have had some louvers or vents. Using a reciprocating saw with metal blades, cut your catalytic converter from the exhaust. Make sure that it is a perfect cut that will produce a straight line.
Many folks, these days, however, do enjoy the option of being able to heat with wood. Putting in a new wood stove does not have to be an all consuming job. And in fact, the small amount of time you spend in planning and carrying out the installation is minimal compared to the hours of virtually free heat you will be enjoying in your home.
What about the wheels? I am not referring catalytic converter recycling to steel wheels in this case. I am referring to “Alloy Rims,” or “Aluminum Rims” sometimes just called “Rims,” or “Custom Rims.” Those can fetch a very handsome profit for you also. A standard set of four alloy rims can usually bring around $75.00, however a set of four custom rims can bring much more, I have sold a set of four custom rims for over $200.00 before.
You never have to worry about these replacements; they have the same quality as Honda have been known for over the years. If it’s from Honda, it must be good! If you got doubts, check your local Honda dealership and verify with them the parts you’ve purchased.
Rust isn’t the only problem that can bring about serious issues with your exhaust system. If a vehicle has been getting poor fuel economy or has a loss of power, the exhaust system might have an internal restriction or blockage. These restrictions can be caused by damaged or crushed pipes, or collapsed baffles inside a muffler. However, the most common cause often turns out to be a plugged catalytic converter. The recycle catalytic converters converts harmful carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons to water vapor and carbon dioxide and is mounted between the exhaust manifold and the muffler. If you take the converter off and look into it with a bright light, you should be able to see all the way through it, if you can’t then it is plugged and needs replacing.
While it is illegal in most areas for a mechanic to remove them, it may be necessary to replace it. These devices can fail because of exhaust valves that have gone bad on your engine or an overheated converter caused by plugs that have been fouled and have caused unburned fuel. It is difficult to know for sure if there is something wrong with them. However, it is typically clogged if you push down on the gas pedal and do not go faster. It also may be the problem is there is a large drop in your gas mileage. A converter that is partially dropped will be something of an engine governor. It will limit the overall RPMs down. If the device is completely clogged, then the engine will not run for long. Expect it to quit completely after only a couple of minutes.
Get control of your fuel ratio and you can really amp up the mileage gains. Pumping out too much HHO without adjusting your fuel ratio will negate your gains. Get control of those o2 sensors which are just overgrown thermometers and you can really increase your efficiency, without drowning your engine. You will have some fun making these and hopefully you’ll tell a friend how to make a hydrogen fuel cell too.