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Catalytic converter exhaust coolant leak repair recycle gen 4 prius

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Technical Discussion' started by doctorman, Jul 8, 2024.

  1. doctorman

    doctorman Member

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    Had a coolant leak in my car converter 2016 Prius and had it replaced
    What can I do with the old part?
    Is the leak repairable?
    Do I get any money for the cat precious metals? Who woul I go for recycling that?

    Thanks
     
  2. bisco

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    they had to replace the whole cat?

    look around for metal recyclers, i think they buy them.
     
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    It's too bad they don't have a bolted joint between the Exhaust Heat Recover portion and the Catalytic Converter portion, of that single piece. Or at least Toyota could author a cut-and-weld procedure of some sort.

    Hang onto the old piece? If your Cat ever goes you'd have a spare, that someone could weld in.
     
  4. FuelMiser

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    Keep your receipt so the recycler didn't think you "harvested" it from someone else's car!
     
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    I've read there are less precious metals in the Gen 4 CAT than in the Gen 2 and 3 CATS. I also haven't seen or heard of anyone tearing apart and Gen 4 heat-exchanger to see if it's worth trying to repair.
     
  6. doctorman

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    so bottom line no one has repaired or recycled their piece? I have to call around to get a price on the recycling?