While living in a state which prides itself on being in the forefront when it comes to vehicle emissions, California, I was not surprised to receive my vehicle registration notice which related that I must take my vehicle in for a smog inspection.
They will also be hotter. An exhaust manifold is usually made of cast iron, and its’ primary purpose is to funnel several exhaust ports into one, so you don’t need four exhaust pipes sticking out the back of your Civic.
First, you will remove the factory skid plate/ heat shield from the chassis, which can be down with a socket wrench. Important–Do Not lose this piece as it will be re-installed after you install your new exhaust system.
From the recycle catalytic converters, the exhaust gasses go through a bit more pipe and then into a muffler, or system consisting of several mufflers and/or resonators.
Consider the eBook and materials run less than $200 total and can provide you fuel savings of up to $10 every time you fill your tank. It would only take about 2-3 months to have the $200 back in your picket again. That means a weekend vacation at the beach.
So we’ve decided to take the bitter pill. We have been dealt a P0411 secondary air injection malfunction. To understand what that means we’ll have to understand what the secondary air injection is and what it is meant to do when operating correctly.
I called my mechanic to find out how much a catalytic converter cost and he related depending the make, model,and year, any where from $185.00 to $1,500.00. He went on to state that if your mechanic wants to replace your catalytic converter and your vehicle is a 2005 or newer go to the dealer because most vehicle mfg. now cover the converters up to 100,000 miles. That is the good news the bad news is in Calif. they no longer allow or mfg. replaceable converters, you have to purchase a brand new one.