Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity.

How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth?

The prices of catalytic converters vary from $0 to even over $800 at times! That wide range of value is based on the recovery rate of the precious metals inside.

Aftermarket or 3rd party units are worth less because they have less previous metals inside, but overall there is a huge benefit to environment for catalytic converters. The honeycomb inside is what filters the exhaust system from your engine.

How Do Catalytic Converters Work?

What Does the Inside of a Catalytic Converter Look Like?

In the video above, you can take a look at the inside of what a catalytic converter looks like when the engine is running. What is interesting is that some vehicles’ engines, like Volkswagens rev a few seconds extra when they are first started to warm up the catalytic converters.

When the catalytic converter is at the right temperature it is successful in reducing the emissions and harmful pollution. This is all possible with the precious metals inside.

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