Temporary catalytic converter repair

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dwayne
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Temporary catalytic converter repair

Unread post by dwayne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:37 pm

I would like to know if I were to drill a hole about half inch just before the catalytic converter if it would release enough back pressure so I can drive my Grand Prix into the city to a muffler shop as I have about 30 - 40 k to take it If I do not have to cut pipe off it would be better.

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Re: Temporary catalytic converter repair

Unread post by Karl » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:12 pm

A hole that small in the catalytic converter pipe would not do anything if the problem you are having is no power when accelerating. The size you are talking about is way to small.

If drilling a hole is your thought, it would have to very large. The engine is pushing a LOT or exhaust when it is running, expecially when accelerating.

Depending on how badly plugged the converter is, you would need to cut the pipe almost in half to see any improvement in performance.
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Re: Temporary catalytic converter repair

Unread post by dwayne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:40 pm

thanks for the info I had a feeling I might have to cut pipe off

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