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PO 420 and Lacquer Thinner

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by another-bill, May 23, 2019.

  1. May 23, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    another-bill

    another-bill [OP] New Member

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    Weather Tech mats! lol
    So my array of dash check engine lights came on as I left lunch yesterday, it is a PO 420, catalytic converter bank 1. Auto Zone priced the part at $650ish, I'm waiting for a price to replace it from my local Toyota dealership, I know a service writer there and he cuts me some slack. Anyway, of course I went to Google on it and eventually ended up on You Tube and the videos of using lacquer thinner in a ½ tank of gas and running it out "cleans" the catalytic converter and clears the dash lights.

    So, I am tempted to try this as a gallon of it is like $13. Anyone here ever tried it?
     
  2. May 23, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    RonT4R

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    Nope....and probably never will....o_O
     
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  3. May 24, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    That would be a hell no from me.
     
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