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MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converters Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the magnaflow line, a direct fit, ceramic catalytic converter.Now, the reason you're shopping around for a replacement catalytic converter for your vehicle is that you either have a couple different things going on. The converter itself could be clogged, you could be having a check engine light because it's not as efficient as it used to be anymore and you need to replace it so you can pass emissions, or like in our case the converter assembly, which has the flex pipe built it into it, has developed a leak and we have excessive exhaust noise, which is why we're replaced our converter assembly today.And now that you've heard it before with the original catalytic converter in place with the broken flex pipe, and the new replacement catalytic converter in, you'll notice how much quieter it is.Here's what our converter looks like installed. As you'll notice, it's a direct fit, one piece, replacement for our catalytic converter assembly on our vehicle. It goes all the way from our factory exhaust manifold and primary catalytic converter, includes our flex pipe, comes back, has our secondary catalytic converter, and then the phalange where it goes to our exhaust resonator on our factory exhaust system.Now, not only is this design to be a direct replacement for a damaged or worn out factory exhaust component, but the high flow ceramic catalytic converter can even add a little bit of performance to your vehicle.Now, when we compare this to the factory converter, right here underneath our sub frame, you can see how large of a diameter of the pipe that we have, and this is because it's mandrel bent.Here on the factory piece, where it's bent to go underneath the sub frame, you can see how it's crushed down, and this is gonna reduce air flow, and it can reduce performance.Another great thing about this converter assembly is the converter itself is EPA approved and compliant in 49 states and Canada, so you don't have to worry about failing emissions or your safety inspections for having a missing converter or one that won't pass a smog test. You're good to go in every state in the United States except for California.Now, while our converter itself is ceramic material on the inside, all of our piping is stainless steel. And what this is gonna allow us to have is exhaust piping that's gonna last a very long time.


MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converter Installation - 2010 Nissan Altima

Speaker 1: Today on this 2010 Nissan Altima, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install a Magnaflow ceramic catalytic converter, part number MF49504. Now the reason you're shopping around for replacement catalytic converter for your vehicle is, you either have a couple different things going on.The converter itself could be clogged. You could be having a check engine light because it's not as efficient as it used to be anymore and you need to replace it so you can pass emissions. Or, like in our case, the converter assembly, which has the flex pipe built into it, has developed a leak and we have excessive exhaust noise which is why we're replacing our converter assembly today. Now that you've heard it before with the original catalytic converter in place with the broken flex pipe and the new replacement catalytic converter in, you'll notice how much quieter it is.Here's what our converter looks like installed. As you'll notice, it's a direct fit, one piece replacement for our catalytic converter assembly on our vehicle.


MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converter Installation - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2007 Toyota Prius, we'll be installing the MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converter Direct Fit, part number MF49752. Now to begin our install, we'll first locate the catalytic converters and the attachment points. We have several. We have an O2 sensor that will have to be removed. We'll have to cut our pipe here behind the second catalytic converter and we'll have to disconnect it from the manifold. At the manifold, it's secured with two spring bolts, one on each side.


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Catalytic Converters Questions and Answers

  • How Many Catalytic Converters Are Installed in 2002 Lexus ES300
  • The 2002 Lexus ES falls into the 4th generation of this design and if equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine it has three catalytic converters, according to my contact at MagnaFlow. The front converter is part # MF50821. The rear converters are parts # MF26214 and # MF50260. These are all bolt-on products; no welding is required. None of these items are approved by the state of California. I have linked each of these parts, but please note that the product images on our web pages are not...
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  • Difference Between Metallic and Ceramic MagnaFlow Catalytic Converters
  • I contacted our representative at MagnaFlow about the differences in the metallic and ceramic catalytic converters. The representative informed me that the metallic catalytic converters, like part # MF59956 are a bit stronger and would be good for applications where the catalytic converter is close to the header as they can handle more heat. The metallic ones are usually used on OBD1 applications. The ceramic catalytic converters, such as part # MF99659HM, are not as strong and usually...
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  • Error Code P0420 After Replacing Exhaust Manifold Gasket and Using MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter
  • The most common things that can cause a P0420 error code are bad oxygen sensors, engine coolant temperature sensor malfunction (does not seem likely given what you have said), leaking exhaust, or a bad catalytic converter. Since you had a manifold gasket issue, it sounds like there could still be a leak in the system somewhere. This can happen with gasket replacement if any remnants of the old gasket were still on the block or manifold when the new one was installed. It could also...
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  • What is the Direction of Flow for Universal Catalytic Converter # MF53004
  • I spoke with my contact at MagnaFlow and found out that the universal fit catalytic converter is reversible so it does not matter which way the flow goes. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the vehicle i can tell you what converter options we have that will fit.
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  • Recommend Replacement Catalytic Converters For 1996 Ford Explorer
  • Depending on which motor your 1996 Ford Explorer is equipped with will depend on how many and which catalytic converters you will need. If you have the V6 4.0 liter motor, you will need to replace the the front and rear converter. For this we have the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter, part # MF23313, (49 state approved) which is a direct fit replacement. If you have the V8 5.0 liter motor, you will need to replace a total of 4 catalytic converters. For the driver side...
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  • Direction of Installation for the MagnaFlow # 59959 Catalytic Converter
  • Yes, the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Universal, item # MF59959, can be installed in either direction. If a catalytic converter must be installed in a particular direction there will be markings on the outside of the converter itself. I have linked an FAQ article on catalytic converters.
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  • Are Catalytic Converters Directional
  • The P0420 DTC you mention means that one or both of the catalytic converters isn't operating as efficiently as it or they should be. Catalytic converters aren't usually directional, but if the converter has the port for the o2 sensor built into it, and if the converter's been reversed so that the downstream sensor is sitting upstream of the converter, it would explain why you're getting the DTC.
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  • Passenger and Driver side Catalytic Converter Recommendations for a 4WD Ford F-150 with a 4.6L V8
  • For your 1997, 4x4, Ford F-150 with a 4.6 liter V8 you would need a MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Direct-Fit, part # MF23345, for the passenger side and a MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Direct-Fit, part # MF23344, for the driver side. This catalytic converter is vehicle-specific, so the included clamps and hooks connect to the factory flanges and hanger locations, making installation quick and easy. It includes Mandrel bent tubes that reduce exhaust...
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  • Can a Vehicle Run without Catalytic Converters Installed
  • We can't ever recommend you remove emissions related components on a vehicle. If you remove catalytic converters on a vehicle you will end up having Service Engine Soon codes pop on the dash of your vehicle. But to answer your question directly, your vehicle will still run just fine without catalytic converters installed. Cats do not actually help the engine run in any way. All they do is clean up the emissions. The O2 sensors before the cats are what is used for the air/fuel mixture...
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  • Differences Between Ceramic Catalytic Converters and Stainless Steel Converters
  • In order to have a complete exhaust system for your 2001 Chevy Suburban you will need a cat-back system like a MagnaFlow Exhaust System # MF15798. Instructions link attached. When it comes to catalytic converters the general consensus is that a ceramic converter will be more efficient at removing unburnt fuel, but the metal converters will flow better, which might give more power. The ceramic converters recommended for your car are the: MagnaFlow Direct Fit Ceramic Catalytic Converter,...
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  • Replacement Catalytic Coverter Recommendation for 2003 Toyota Corolla
  • We offer a direct-fit, 49 state legal (except for California) catalytic converter for your Corolla, part # MF93200. The converter you referenced, part # MF36760, is for a Nissan Maxima or Pulsar.
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  • How Many Catalytic Converters are on a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L V8
  • The 4.6L V8 engine in your 2007 Ford Crown Victoria uses two catalytic converters. There is one converter coming from each side of the exhaust manifold so you would need two of MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter part # MF23331 in order to replace both sides. The sensors you are referring to are (O2) oxygen sensors and do not need to be replaced. You can simply reuse the sensors you already have unless you would like to replace them. There will be one sensor on each converter....
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  • Availability of a Catalytic Converter to Fit a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6
  • The MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter that will work on the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 3.0 Liter V6 is the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Universal - California Approved, item # MF41005. This is the rear catalytic converter only. The 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 3.0 Liter V6 also has a front pre-converter and a rear pre-converter. The replacements for those parts are the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter, front pre-converter, item...
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  • Direction of Exhaust Flow for Installation of the MagnaFlow # 23886 Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
  • I spoke with our technical contact at MagnaFlow, and the flanges on both ends of the Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter, # MF23886, are the same, so direction of flow does not matter for this converter. This converter is a direct fit converter that is 49 state legal. If you would like to let me know the year-make-model of your vehicle and the state you live in, I would be glad to make a specific recommendation for you.
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  • Can I Replace Only One Catalytic Converter on 2006 Ford F150
  • I spoke with my contact at MagnaFlow and he does not recommend bolting the catalytic converter in place. The application is designed to be welded and will not have any bolt holes. It is not not necessary to replace both catalytic converters if only one of them needs replacing because the converters work independently of one another. You can certainly use the OEM muffler and pipes that are currently on the truck. The converter will sit in front of the converter so you can keep your stock...
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  • Availability of Catalytic Converter and Exhaust For 2004 Nissan Frontier 4WD V6 Crew Cab 6 Foot Bed
  • If you have the V6 3.3L Supercharged engine you will have two catalytic converters. There is one on the drivers side towards the front and one on the passenger side towards the front. The drivers side would be MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter, part # MF49478, and the passengers side would be MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter, part # MF49477. If you have the V6 3.3L normally aspirated engine you will have a total of 4 catalytic converters. The two in front on the drivers and passenger side and...
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  • Recommendation on a Catalytic Converter With O2 Sensor On the Inlet Side
  • The MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter w/ O2 Port - Universal part # MF94139 has the O2 sensor port hole located on the outlet side of the converter. MagnaFlow does offer converters that will mount the O2 sensor on the inlet side of the converter, but that are made for specific model vehicles. MagnaFlow does offer a universal catalytic converters that have dual O2 sensor ports, like part # MF94169. This converter had 3 inch inlet and outlet tubes and measures 13 inches...
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  • Which Catalytic Converters Fit a 1999 Toyota Tacoma
  • The correct catalytic converter for your 1999 Toyota Tacoma is going to depend on the engine it has in it. I have listed out the options for you below: 2.4L, Direct Fit = # MF23886 2.4L, California, Direct Fit = # MF23758 2.7L, Direct Fit = # MF23770 3.4L, 2 wheel drive, Direct Fit = # MF23760 Converter # MF91033 is not listed as a fit for your truck.
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  • Replacement Catalytic Converter for a 1994 Ford F-350 with 7.5 Liter Engine
  • For a direct fit catalytic converter for a 1994 Ford F-350 with a 7.5 liter engine, you would need to use # MF55300. This converter was designed as a direct replacement for the factory converter on the truck. For a universal fit, there are 3 options for a 7.5 liter engine. We have # MF95505, with 2-1/4 inch inlet/outlet diameter. Then we have # MF95506 with 2-1/2 inch inlet/outlet diameter. And we have # MF95509 with a 3 inch diameter inlet/outlet. The diagrams of the universal converters...
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  • Is the MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter Inlent/Outlet Measurement the Inner or Outer Diameter
  • I spoke with my contact at MagnaFlow and he stated that on the Catalytic Converter # MF91004, the 2 inch inlet/outlet measurement is the internal diameter of the pipes. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the vehicle, there may be several catalytic converters that will fit, some custom fit and some universal.
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