Mercedes W124

since 1985-1995 of release

Repair and car operation



W124 Mercedes
+ Governing bodies and control devices
+ MAINTENANCE
+ 2. Maintenance (diesel engines)
+ ENGINE
+ 4. Repair of 6-cylinder petrol SOHC engines
+ 5. Repair of 6-cylinder petrol DOHC engines
+ 6. Repair of the diesel engine established in the car
+ 7. Major maintenance of engines
+ COOLING SYSTEM
+ FUEL SYSTEM
+ 10. System of injection of BOSCH CIS-E fuel (KE-JETRONIC)
+ 11. System of injection of BOSCH HFM fuel
+ 12. Fuel system of diesel engines
- 13. Fuel system of diesel engines
   13.2. General information
   13.3. Catching system паров fuels
   13.4. System of ventilation of a case
   13.5. Final collector
   13.6. System of repeated burning of exhaust gases (EGR)
   13.7. Turbonagnetatel
   13.8. Exhaust system
   13.9. Katalichesky converter
+ SYSTEMS OF START, IGNITION
+ 15. System of ignition of 4-cylinder petrol engines
+ 16. System of ignition of four-cylinder petrol engines
+ PRESTARTING HEATING
+ TRANSMISSION
+ 19. Mechanical transmission
+ 20. Automatic transmission
+ POWER SHAFTS
+ BRAKE SYSTEM
+ SUSPENSION BRACKET
+ BODY
+ ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT
+ CHECK OF MALFUNCTIONS






13.9. Katalichesky converter

GENERAL INFORMATION

The catalytic converter is a reliable and simple device which does not need any service, but there are some facts which the owner should know for the maximum service life of the catalyst.

Models with petrol engines

Do not use etilirovanny gasoline in the car equipped with the catalyst as lead will cover precious metals in a catalyst lattice, having reduced efficiency of their transformation and, finally, will put out of action the catalyst.

Always contain ignition and fuel system in a full order.

If at operation of the engine ignition admissions are observed, do not maintain the car before malfunction elimination.

Do not start the engine a towage method.

Do not switch off ignition on high frequencies of rotation of the engine.

Do not use the car if from an exhaust pipe the trace of a dark blue smoke is visible.

The catalyst used on well adjusted car, should serve from 100 to 150 000 km of run of the car.

All models

Do not use additives to fuel and engine oil as additives can contain the substances, capable to injure the catalyst.

After an engine stop an exhaust system the long time continues to radiate a significant amount of heat therefore it is necessary to avoid a car parking on a grass and dry leaves.

Remember that the catalyst is fragile, therefore avoid blows at removal of the catalyst or an exhaust system.