Question : MY mechanic ripped off the catalytic
converter of my 10-year-old car, saying
it's a strain on the engine.
What's your opinion ?
Answer : That is the problem with mechanics who did not go to
school or have not been keeping up with the times.
Unfortunately, we have a lot of them
around who are giving wrong advice.
The only time when the cat convertor
poses a problem is if it has been abused by
using leaded fuel or, after time as in your
case, it has become clogged and needs to
Replacement of the cat convertor, while
it does not directly help the engine to run
cleaner (as that is determined by the tuning and the state of the engine itself), is
our responsibility, as it will keep the environment clean.