Audi Catalytic Converters

Written by Charles Peacock
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Replacing your Audi's catalytic converter is sometimes a necessary (and expensive) evil. While most modern catalytic converters should last quite a long time, they will eventually wear out like any other car part. If you're looking to buy catalytic converters for your Audi, be sure to get the right one, since there are different models for different years and models of Audis.

Getting the Right Audi Catalytic Converters

When purchasing an Audi catalytic converter, it's important to find one that fits both your car's model and manufacture year. For instance, a catalytic converter for a 1981 Audio 5000 will not fit on a 1986 model. It is also necessary to buy the right converter for your engine type.

Since Audis typically are (and have been) sold with different engines, finding the right catalytic converter can get a bit tricky. First start with the year: in most cases you'll find converters that fit a whole group of years; from 1980 to 1986, for example. Once you've chosen the right year, find out which engine is in your Audi and see if there is a converter for that specific engine.

Since different engines have different exhaust outputs, catalytic converters have to be customized to work with one specific engine. If you happen to have a turbo or a Quattro model, you'll also find that these require specific catalytic converters. The best thing to do is talk to a reputable service center or parts dealer to make sure you're getting the right part.

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