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*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating. I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often, frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat. I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000 miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good luck and have fun!
ABS Sensor & Tone Ring Repair
MotorWeek's Pat Goss explains how anti-lock brake system (ABS) sensors and tone rings work and how to repair them. He also shows different types of brake fluid and recommends when to replace brake fluid.
Idle Air Control Valve
A 101 on the idle air control valve, the component of the car that regulates the amount of air that flows around the closed throttle plate.
Getting Your Car To Pass Emissions Testing
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 44 years, shows how you can get your car to pass the yearly emissions testing that's done on your car. Easy do it yourself things that can save you a bundle.
Oh no! My check engine light is on. Now what?
Denny will tell you some main reasons the check engine light will go off. He also explains how to avoid it from happening.
The triangle exclamation light is something to be taken serious. But don't think that your car is going to blow up. The thing to remember is that your car is an enclosed system. Check the obvious firsts: doors, gas cap, etc.
Visit service for any questions.
100MPG Car ! 1c per mile 1000Miles per tank of gas!
This proves that the technology is available right now! So lets all stop paying $3to$4 for gas and lets all plug in. If GM&Ford don't want to do it that's fine we will all buy a car from whoever produces one. I drive a GM right now but the next car we buy will be a plug in EV (electric vehicle) or plug in hybrid (PHEV -- plug in hybrid electric vehicle)
Learn How To Properly Inspect A Used Car
In this eBook I will share with you the techniques I have learned over the years during countless used vehicle inspections I have performed for numerous car dealers.
You Will Learn How To..
■ Recognize a worn out engine by the smell of it's Exhaust
■ Reveal hidden body repair work using a magnet
■ Spot poor front end alignment by inspecting the tread wear on the front tires
■ Tell if an automatic transmission is worn out by the smell of the transmission fluid
■ Look at the engine oil and tell whether or not the engine has had regular oil changes
■ Tell if a cooling system has had proper maintenance by looking at the color of the antifreeze/coolant
And many more helpful tips and techniques!
How To Quickly Check A Used Car For Purchase
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 44 years, shows how you can quickly check out a used car BEFORE you buy a potential lemon. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.