According to one video, if driving lacquer thinner through it didn’t work, the other solution was to remove the cat and soak it in a bucket of water and laundry detergent? The 50209 looks like the only possible choice. The P0420 is from the bank 1 catalytic converter and the P0430 is from the bank 2 cat on a V engine. . Continue with Facebook. Intake had been in there a long time, exhaust probably never changed. 11 reviews. Thanks! Both P0420 and P0430 CEL popping up consistently. YMMV. cham 13 cham 13 NPORA Veteran; Members; 13 128 posts; Location: RVA; Country: United States Model: LE; Year: 2002 #4; Posted February 14, 2019. If the sensor is getting 'lazy' (reacting slow) or reading high/low, the diagnostics may see and report it as a cat problem when it may be an O2 problem. This is the kit that is needed when you need to replace your Y-pipe and front catalytic converter. Next, run your engine at 2500 rpm for about 30 minutes or longer. This might be useful info to anyone with high CO2 emissions, or chasing a P0420 or P0430 OBD Code (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold). The car is not designed to run off of it, and while I won't say it WILL cause problems, but there is a risk in burning something other than unleaded gasoline, and I am not willing to take that risk, or recommend it to a customer. Unfortunately my P0430 Servise light did not go off. Ajmboy 504 Ajmboy 504 Elite Contributor ; Moderators; 504 5,902 posts; Mahopac, NY Posted June 3, 2019. It is the last OBDII readiness monitor test run after everything else is confirmed OK. I’ll clear it before I head home after Labor Day and see what happens. . I guess if it wasn't then the inspector might look underhood for the rest. I reset the light by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes. . Darryl Waddy 1 year ago Reply to Doug I just posted a procedure I’ve watched a mechanic did for cleaning cat. See more. . Repeat if needed. I also bought Eastern Catalytic converter as it was 195 shipped. Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings to enhance your experience. Sadly, most of the time it is accurate. When I've been dealing with a car with intermittent P0420/P0430 codes, that's where I've begun. Let me add here that the original criticism here of the lacquer thinner was that it would seriously harm the fuel system. 100 miles later and I have not ready on catalyst, O2, O2 heater and I have a pending P0430. I cleared the code, but he truck was already warmed up. Another way to test for vacuum is to pinch or block the vacuum hose connected to the PCV valve. . . SILVER Star. 159k miles, recent purchase. . Continue with Google . Never even needed an extension! Seems your cat needs to lose only 10-15% efficiency to trigger a light. They have been able to pass NY emissions. . Last edited: Jul 17, 2019. nukegoat Should have bought a Jeep. 2000 Odyssey - Trouble Codes 0420, 0706, 0430 The code was P0430 (catalyst system efficiency is below the required threshold). Although lacquer thinners aren’t bad for your skin, it can definitely cause annoyance due to issues like redness, mild cracks, or spot-specific dryness. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. . Specifications . http://oskin.ru/pub/chrysler-dodge/manuals/Chrysler_Service_Parts_Catalog/CD5/06-09/08ND.pdf, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. 1) From 'how to clean catalytic converters' by Scotty Kilmer: Add 1 gallon of lacquer thinner to half tank gas. Thanks @2001LC for directing me back to this thread. . Note the cat efficiency is measured by the downstream O2 sensor. Reply. Diggers Lacquer Thinner is a specially formulated lacquer and varnish thinner and cleaning solvent. With the proper 4.7 plug tool it was pretty simple. Plan ahead - Research online & make a list, Shop Smart - Download our product finder app to minimise time spent in store. Guy's machine read 4 codes but said they were all the same code...P0430. . Wonder if it matters which version you use? 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4.7. Sometimes the catalyst material breaks loose, sometimes a misfire fouls them out. Join the discussion. The plugs were really bad. Improves paint consistency and reduces the risk of imperfections. . . In all my years of driving Chrysler products, this would be my third replacement: Thankfully we do not have emission testing here, it is a visual, essentially is the catalytic converter present? Guy's machine read 4 codes but said they were all the same code...P0430. No P0440 yet. My 1987 Horizon had the converter disintegrate and periodically block the outlet with a dislodged chunk, my original 2.6L in my convertible had it's converter plug up to where it would barely run, my daughter-in-law had 1989 Grand Voyager that would barely get out of it's own way, 3.0L with questionable guides and my last Chrysler Town & Country, a 2005 with the 3.8L engine, the inlet flex section split and it had to be replaced. Beating the P0420/P0430 Catalytic Converter below efficiency If you have trouble understanding this article, better understand the role of Upstream O2 Senors first. 159k miles, recent purchase. Excludes trade quotes, stock liquidations, commercial quantities and MarketLink products. It never really made much noise until about a month after I started getting the efficiency monitor code. . Top. Good luck! Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! So 8 copper and 8 iridium Bosch plugs plus new wires and coil boots are in. Went out on the highway, with some slow to medium sppeds on secondary roads. I'm game for the lacquer thinner option I've been hearing about. There are some things that you have to consider before trying to clean your catalytic converter. If the catalytic converter is dirty I can see how cleaning it would work. .2008 Dodge Dakota, 4.7. I just did that with a guy’s car that failed in emissions and I said "you drive it." I see your inquiry on the Walker website. Any other suggestions or help are much appreciated. Quote; Share this post. I guess I'm going to be having a new Y pipe catalyst assembly put on, most likely. P0430 can be intermittent. Flanges are thick so does the pipe. I also don’t recommend doing the lacquer thinner trick if you read up on that anywhere. . Note the cat efficiency is measured by the downstream O2 sensor. It worked and lasted for a few months. Honda Odyssey Generation Forums. He came back the next day and I plugged my computer and put a test and got it fixed. I called dealer and he said I have two cats on my car and just for cats it is over 1200 dollars. Cashless Payment - Use cashless payment to minimise contact. I also seen other videos on YT that people use the spark plug non-fouler adapter. Overview Product Description Exhaust Manifold Downpipe Kit for all 1FZ Toyota Land Cruisers. . . I tried it on my 2005 RAV4 when it was at 278k mi. Filled gas tank and drove 100 miles. Alternative PCV Valve Testing Methods. Well, it worked for me with no negative effects. A catalytic converter is an emissions control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants. But I just did the 16 plugs. We also have an update clause that allows newer engines in older vehicles and they only have to meet the year of the vehicle. I did the reading on the internet about running paint thinner through the fuel system, using soap and water to "wash" the cat, buying a can of "Cataclean" and putting it in the gas tank, etc. Sadly, most of the time it is accurate. . 160k on it. I always like to erase a code once to see if it comes back, especially if the circumstances leading up to it aren't 'normal'. . I see low voc lacquer thinner for sale. Alternative Tests. . • consider to pour lacquer thinner on the gas tank. P0430 means it is time to replace the cat. Going to give a try. I go to an automotive paint store and buy a gallon of lacquer thinner and mix it with at least nine gallons of gasoline and drive it around. . . Guy's machine read 4 codes but said they were all the same code...P0430. Worked for a bunch of cars in the comments: YouTube 2) remove 02 sensors and spray seafoam into the hole to 'fog' the cat and remove carbon buildup. I've ordered a new converter assembly, new mounting hardware, and three new O2 sensors (I'm not going to bother trying to remove the old ones). 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. So I finally got back to this repair. While the idea behind cleaning out your own cat is reasonable, I would NEVER EVER EVER recommend putting lacquer thinner into a customer's car. . 1 - 4 of 4 Posts. Catalytic converters are used with internal combustion engines fueled by either petrol (gasoline). This might be useful info to anyone with high CO2 emissions, or chasing a P0420 or P0430 OBD Code (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold). 6- Finally, Clean the PCV valve and hoses with lacquer thinner and a thin hose brush, if necessary. Continue with Facebook. Still, if you can do it yourself, it’s a cheap fix if it works. Spray in hole toward cat, spray o2 sensor, re-assemble, run car. I've found my mistake. It looks solid, but it may be too corroded to use once I remove the y pipe, who knows?. I've ordered a new converter assembly, new mounting hardware, and three new O2 sensors (I'm not going to bother trying to remove the old ones). Ingredients in lacquer thinner are labeled hazardous and hence if it gets on your skin you should wash off your skin immediately with soap and water. Have you tried pouring 1 gal of Lacquer Thinner into gas tank when near empty and then fill up after. Hello everyone, this is not a lets play "It's Game Time" video. California (CARB) is picky about aftermarket converters. You may even find you have both P0420 and P0430 trouble codes at the same time. . . I would try to figure why it went bad. Then go take on a hill in a lower gear to get the RPM up and sustain it for a bit. It can cause some issues with the fuel pump on these vehicles. I wonder if the pipe got larger with the 2008 4.7 power boost, this part was listed for 2005-2008. Another way to test for vacuum is to pinch or block the vacuum hose connected to the PCV valve. To my suprice, it is heavy and very well built. Halfway into the trip the CEL came on, code P0430. or sign up with email About this Discussion. Hopefully the rest of the exhaust is salvageable. Dumped 3/4 gallon of lacquer thinner into about 20 gallons of fuel. Link to post Share on other sites. . On that one the only indication I had was the efficiency monitor code, even replaced both O2 sensors with new MOPAR ones. Joined Apr 11, 2013 Messages 6,058 Location San Jose, CA Jul 17, 2019 #291 nissanh said: 420 and 430 are for cat, correct? I'm game for the lacquer thinner option I've been hearing about. Try cleaning first, but find the cause to prevent it again! Is it a coincidence or is there something else I should suspect before the cat converter? Same in-stock item available for same-day delivery or collection, including GST and delivery charges. Hopefully the 1987/8 Turbo II in my 1986 convertible will not be an issue, it will get a nice high flow converter on the 2 1/2" exhaust from the 1989 parts car. If not, look for a blocked or restricted vacuum hose or valve. I have a 2007 Pontiac g6 6 cylinder with 159k. I have had good luck using lacquer thinner. P0430 can be intermittent. I saw this from Scotty Kilmer website. Share this post. . Sort by: Average Rating: (5.0) out of 5 stars 11 ratings, based on 11 reviews. Idle speed will drop between 40 to 80 rpm, and then rise back to normal. . Can anyone please help me. I . Improves paint consistency and reduces the risk of imperfections, We will gladly assist with returns and exchanges of this product in accordance with our returns and exchanges policy, Where you find a competitor's lower price on the same stocked item, we'll beat it by10%. . Customers can shop with us in-store or online with our Click & Deliver or Drive & Collect services. 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