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Good day, Im thinking of replacing the Y-pipe with a aftermarket version,anyone have good or bad comments about Eastern Catalytic ? The price is right thats for sure, any help would be appreciated
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Their quality is the best in the industry right now. Its one of the few that actually fits right, and uses the correct y-design for optimum flow.

Just so you know, unless something is wrong with your stock one, and aftermarket one won't gain you anything.


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Their quality is the best in the industry right now. Its one of the few that actually fits right, and uses the correct y-design for optimum flow.

Just so you know, unless something is wrong with your stock one, and aftermarket one won't gain you anything.
Today I put a gallon of lacquer thinner with a 1/2 full tank, ran at 2500 rpm fpr 30 min. cleared the 0420 code and it seems to run better, you can tell its breathing better, just have to wait and see
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P0420 code for me was fixed by replacing the upstream O2 sensor associated with that cat (radiator side if I remember right). Monitoring the efficiency of cats is done via O2 sensors.
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Po420 would be bank#1 which is the firewall side.
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Maybe it was P0430... Anyway, I drove it one year like that before I decided to spend $30 on a O2 sensor. I was going to replace the cat. Or the car...
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Today I put a gallon of lacquer thinner with a 1/2 full tank, ran at 2500 rpm fpr 30 min. cleared the 0420 code and it seems to run better, you can tell its breathing better, just have to wait and see
The Scotty Kilmer method eh?
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Scotty's insane in the membrane, insane in the brain, lol!
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I agree... INSANE. I decided to put a video of his in the misfire thread I made though hahaha.

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I watched that video about lacquer thinner to clean the catalytic converters from Scotty and I was tempted to try it as he seems like a favorable and crazy but knowledgeable mechanic. I wanted to do some research first on how it was supposed to work but I couldn't find anything, the only thing I found was people saying that the lacquer thinner would and should be burned out before it ever reaches the converter which makes perfect sense to me, so if it were to work then it would have to be some type of gas (from the thinner) that combats carbon build up. That may be true but I couldn't find enough information about it to dare try it.

Also I read the comments from one his you tube videos and a person tells him a common symptom about his car and Scotty comes back and tells him to replace something without doing any tests or diagnoses first, another guy comes on and confronts him explaining that he shouldn't just throw money into the car and letting Scotty know. He never said anything after that

I'm sure he is a good mechanic but I'm gonna steer clear of his videos from now on, lol.. I really like "realfixesrealfast" on youtube.. They are very knowledgeable and have a good amount of videos, the only gripe is that they use the Snap-On Verus Scanner for all their diagnosing and not many people can afford it (me included), but he usually explains how you would do it without the scanner or you could just use google.
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