catalytic converters

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by BlueMoose, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. BlueMoose

    BlueMoose New Member

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    This must be such a dumb questions no one has bothered to spell it out but I like to be certain rather than assume I know the truth.

    I have to replace my cat and before I order one I would like make sure I get one that will work as intended.

    Are catalytic converters for gasoline engines the same as for diesel engines? All the parts stores I asked and the few mechanics as well just tell me they cant get the specific one for my car ordered and then cant tell me if a different one and some fabrication would still burn up the diesel exhaust fumes.
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  2. Seatman

    Seatman Active Member

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    Very different from what I've seen, the gassers are full of precious metals. I took mine off, hollowed it out and welded a new peace of pipe in.
    If your one isn't clogged up then I'd just get some new pipe for it and get someone to weld it up, it'd be a lot cheaper than a new one.
  3. BlueMoose

    BlueMoose New Member

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    My catalytic converter cannot be salvaged, the exterior of the cat has a 2" hole in the side.

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