I stopped in to say hello to my fellow auto repair technician, Walter the other day and found something that I had personally not seen before…a completely disintegrated catalytic converter.
This repair was being done on a 2006 Chevy Pickup truck. The truck was experiencing loss of power and a check engine light was on. The loss of power was due to the inside of the converters totally destroyed and turned into an ash like powder.
This ash was restricting the flow of exhaust from the engine, kinda like jogging with your nose pinched closed. The exhaust system was restricted with this ash and not allowing the engine to breathe so to speak.
I HAVE seen chunks of the internal parts of the converter come apart before but never seen anything like this…watch the video and you will see what I am talking about.
SORRY THIS VIDEO IS THIN….darn Iphone