Pricing & Identifying Subaru Catalytic Converters

Posted: May 6, 2020

Over time we have learned more about Subarus- and Subaru has also done a much better job improving their identifying systems for their catalytic converters. They have started to include serial codes or part numbers on their cats, but you have to know where to look. Sometimes these codes have been located under the shields or are hidden behind the shield altogether.

Removing the shields (do not throw it away, sometimes it may be stamped on there) will give you a higher likelihood of finding the serial codes easier and faster. Many, if not most, Subarus has two catalytic converters located on them. The first unit will be the main cat and it will be followed by a pre-cat, both of these units have great scrap value and by finding the serial codes you could sometimes double the quoted price of your cats.

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Tip of the Week: Identifying Subaru Catalytic Converters

How to properly identify Subaru catalytic converters

To identify your Subaru catalytic converters, most have 2 units on the downpipe. The first down the pipe is the pre-cat, the second which is in the shape of a bean is the main cat.

Often they have the Subaru name stamped on them, as well as a serial number(FCFH4 3712 SK) on the shield. Below are some examples you can also click on the link to watch our video.


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