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 Post subject: cleaning oil off catalyct converter!
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:12 pm 
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hey guys, had a quick search probbably wasnt looking for the right thing, but serviced my auto trans the other day. and spilt some of the old oil on the cat converter.

now when driving it even though ive degeased it and high pressure cleaned it, it smokes and put off a horrible smell. really detering me from driving as when you stop you can see smoke coming from the bottom of the car. anyway of cleaning it off? or is it a matter of putting up with it until its all been burnt away
thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: cleaning oil off catalyct converter!
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:50 pm 
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jacob123 wrote:
hey guys, had a quick search probbably wasnt looking for the right thing, but serviced my auto trans the other day. and spilt some of the old oil on the cat converter.

now when driving it even though ive degeased it and high pressure cleaned it, it smokes and put off a horrible smell. really detering me from driving as when you stop you can see smoke coming from the bottom of the car. anyway of cleaning it off? or is it a matter of putting up with it until its all been burnt away
thanks!


Just drive it till it Burman off. Shouldn't take too long. I had oil all over my extractors as well as power steering fluid. A half an hour drive and it was all gone.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning oil off catalyct converter!
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:20 pm 
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hmm hoping so mate, been driving round for about that, still smokes when i stop. like seeping through undere the car smoke.
hopefully its not to much longer its a little embarassing people thinking your cars stuffed!
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 Post subject: Re: cleaning oil off catalyct converter!
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Worth trying a thorough spray of aerosol Brake Cleaner/Parts Cleaner, then rinse with water. Brake Cleaner disolves dirt, oil, etc and drips off, but doesn't leave any residue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cleaning oil off catalyct converter!
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:19 pm 
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while it's hot ? :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:11 pm 
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i had the same issue just put it in the shed and let it run for a hr or so and it was all gone. give the car a clean or something to keep urself busy while you wait lol
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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:40 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
while it's hot ? :lol:


:oops: Oh dear. Yeah, I should've stated that. Brakeclean on a hot catalyst could be very exciting :shock: Good catch. Or should I say - spot the obvious mistake. Thanks.

Definitely on a cold cat only.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:28 pm 
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thanks for the tips guys, will definatly give those ones a go on a cold cat :P
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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:26 pm 
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How much did you spill?
Double check it hasn't split the gasket or something
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