Will lacquer thinner clean my catalyst?
02 toyota camry XLE 3.0 v6
I seen your video about cleaning catalytic converters with lacquer thinner. Just wondering if it will work my car as well? Also what brand/kind of thinner do you use?
I would not add a solvent like lacquer thinner to the fuel. It will start dissolving plastic and rubber parts in the fuel system. A friend of mine tried it and he ended up with an $1100.00 bill to fix the engine.
The car is designed for gasoline not lacquer thinner. I would not be recommending lacquer thinner. The liability issue make me shy away from recommending anything other than what the manufacturer recommends. I would think that most warranties would be voided if you admitted that you added lacquer thinner to the fuel.
I don’t recommend it because it probably won’t work, but realistically it won’t cause any harm. The difference is one or two carbon atoms.
What problem are you trying to solve?
please read the FAQ
you do know that gasoline is, essentially, a solvent right?