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Old May 24th, 2019, 19:33
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Cataclean?

2011 Crown Vic here with 305k miles, and today my engine light comes on. Scan at the local Advanced comes up with 4 codes on the cat converter. Guy says I need to get something called Cataclean and run it through the gas tank to correct the problem.


Is it worth doing this...will it make the engine run better or get better gas mileage?


Should I use Cataclean or some other product to get this done?
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Old May 26th, 2019, 20:59
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Re: Cataclean?

I'm assuming it threw a p0420 p0430? If it did then no, it probably needs new cats. Without the codes tho it's a crap shoot. I highly doubt this magical "cataclean" will fix anything.
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Old June 2nd, 2019, 23:59
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Re: Cataclean?

Thanks for the info and sorry it took so long to get back. The check engine light went off but it came back on yesterday so I got the codes read again. Guy's machine read 4 codes but said they were all the same code...P0430.

I'm game for the lacquer thinner option I've been hearing about. I see low voc lacquer thinner for sale. Wonder if it matters which version you use?
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It really won't matter which you use, none of them will clean your cats.

New cats is the answer.
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Re: Cataclean?

You need to clean and condition the fuel so it does not degrade the cats. Fuel line magnets improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by aligning the fuel molecules before combustion.
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Old June 17th, 2019, 10:20
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You need to clean and condition the fuel so it does not degrade the cats. Fuel line magnets improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by aligning the fuel molecules before combustion.
Magnets? Seriously? I thought that was "snake oil".
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Magnets? Seriously? I thought that was "snake oil".
I think he's trolling...

Cats usually stop working because the platinum inside of them burns off of the ceramic substrate. no amount of snake oil can "clean" them.
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I was hoping that was the case.
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Old August 4th, 2019, 23:12
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Not familiar with Cataclean though it sounds like a snake oil to me.
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