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2000 Honda Odyssey Question: Why is a catalytic converter so expensive?

 

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jdjensen17, 3.5L V6, American Fork, UT, December 05, 2011, 22:31
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I've gotten quotes for replacing the catalytic converters on my Subaru and Honda and both quotes were over $1000.

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    euromech December 06, 2011, 01:28
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    The catalytic converter contains a very expensive metal that cost more than gold.

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    csubak30 December 06, 2011, 04:53
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    Some have a platinium-iridium catalyst which accounts for a lot of the cost.

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    mastertech6371 December 06, 2011, 09:06
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    basicly, it is all the precious metals that make it so wxpensive.

    Roy

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