Catalytic converter and High Flow Cat Converters
How do catalytic converters work?
Introduced to Australian vehicles in 1986, catalytic converters clean up the gases made by petrol engines.
Fitted to the exhaust system, they look like a small muffler and were established as a legal requirement close to 20 years ago.
The combustion process of a petrol engine is never perfect. Dangerous gases, such as nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons will arise and it is the job of the catalytic converter to reduce these to safer emissions.
The catalytic converter will convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide; hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and water; nitrogen oxide back into nitrogen and oxygen.
How can catalytic converters fail?
- They become clogged
- They get poisoned
- The engine has bad exhaust valves
- Plugs fail causing unburned fuel to overheat the converter
The Solution: We can replace your damaged cat converter with a standard cat or with a hi-flow cat converter in under 1 hour!
What are high flow cat converters?
'High flow' cat converters, often referred as 'hi-flow' cat converters have a greater surface area than regular cat converters creating less restriction and hence a better flow of gases. They are available in mild and stainless steel. A new high flow cat converter will be a welcome addition to your exhaust system with the potential to maximise its current output.