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How To Clean And Unclog The Catalytic Converter In Your Car

The catalytic converter is an essential part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. If something is wrong with the catalytic converter, your vehicle will experience performance issues such as sluggish acceleration and excessive fuel consumption. But one thing is for sure: it is highly illegal to drive a car with a broken or malfunctioning catalyst.

What Is The Catalytic Converter?

What Is The Catalytic Converter?

Simply put, the catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device. It works by converting or combining carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons with oxygen. As the untreated smoke enters the catalyst, the pollutants are converted into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. This is the reason why a vehicle with a broken, burned out, or malfunctioning catalytic converter is illegal to drive since the car will be more polluting to the environment.

Read more:  The Best Aftermarket Catalytic Converters For Your Car.

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The Best Catalytic Converter Cleaners For Your Car

The catalytic converter is a device that reduces harmful pollution from vehicle exhaust. It works by converting harmful carbons into less-toxic carbon dioxide and water. The computer or ECU in your vehicle is constantly monitoring the performance of the catalytic converter. It does so using the oxygen sensors. So when something goes wrong with the catalytic converter, the check engine light turns on.

But when this happens, what are you supposed to do? In this article, we will discuss the best catalytic converter cleaners along with a few helpful hints on how to properly diagnose a failing catalyst.

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The Best Spark Plugs For Your Vehicle

The best spark plugs are those that resist fouling and deterioration. Of course, you can’t expect the spark plugs in a modern engine to last forever, even if you choose the more expensive variety.

But choosing the best spark plugs is easy. Just check the owner’s manual. Using the wrong type of spark plugs will not damage the engine, but it may significantly deter engine performance and emissions in the long run.

In order to make things a bit more interesting, I divided this list of the best spark plugs into three different categories: best standard spark plugs, best high-performance spark plugs, and finally the best iridium spark plugs.

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How Many Spark Plugs Are In A V8 Engine?

You might think its common sense that a V8 engine should have eight (8) spark plugs, but this depends on the type of V8 motor. So in order to answer the question of how many spark plugs are in a V8 motor, it is important to figure out the kind of V8 motor in your vehicle.

However, it’s a given fact that ordinary V8 motors will have a total of eight spark plugs. That’s one per cylinder. The same goes for V6 motors or four-cylinder engines with six and four spark plugs, respectively.

But there are some V8 motors from European and American brands that utilize dual-ignition or twin-spark technology. If this is the case, a V8 motor will have more than eight spark plugs.

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