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Lacquer Thinner in fuel tank to clean the CAT?


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#1 Dickensheets

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

P0420, 2007 FRSTR 65,000 miles (Wifey's kid hauler).

I'm chasing the code and was wondering if anyone has tried cleaning their CAT with agressive use of chemicals? IE lacquer thinner, or by removing and physically cleaning.

First problem in 65,000 miles so I can't complain but if I gotta buy a CAT I'm gonna be grumpy.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

I don't think I would use lacquer thinner. What problem are you having??

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

Well it's just a CEL and nothing else. But I gotta fix it because in these a CEL disables the cruise control. It's the wife's car. I'm gonna swap o2 sensors and see what happens but I need to clean this CAT somehow.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

Aren't emission components covered to like 100k?

If you are gonna try anything for "catalyst below effeciency" I've had success with Seafoam through a vacuum line. Makes TONS of white smoke though.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Aren't emission components covered to like 100k?

If you are gonna try anything for "catalyst below effeciency" I've had success with Seafoam through a vacuum line. Makes TONS of white smoke though.


Really? Covered? I will check. That would be very cool.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

yea most emisons are 8 year 80k now, hope its covered, and get that replaced, good luck

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

Seafoam through the pcv valve. Run about 8oz through it, and stall it with the last ounce (or have someone shut the car off) Let it sit for 30 minutes, then flog the ever loving crap out of it.:horse:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

Hey guys dealer said bring it in for replacement. Wow. I am shocked, we are all so conditioned to call the dealer as a last resort!!!!!!!!! Double wow.

Thanks, Laterz.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

Well it's not that the manufacturers want to warranty emissions that long. Our friendly government requires it I believe, because the know individuals are say 93% more likely to not get it fixed or try to circumvent it if they have to pay for it out of their own pocket. We all pay for it in the end anyway.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hey guys dealer said bring it in for replacement. Wow. I am shocked, we are all so conditioned to call the dealer as a last resort!!!!!!!!! Double wow.

Thanks, Laterz.


Good thing you checked!

Them OEM parts are expensive!




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