Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Catalytic Converter

Over the course of this year, I have randomly got a P0430 engine code, but reset the codes and the car was fine.  It randomly happened until about a month ago.  Then it just stayed on, and even after a code reset, it would come right back.

Had a friend 's shop (Solutions Automotive) check out the car, and he said that yup, was time for a Cat.  I figured I'd wait a little while, since the car was still running fine, other then the code.   Well, the end of last week the car starting idling funny, and then it starting misfiring at low speed.  Perhaps another problem, or... a really bad cat limiting flow under load.

Well, dropped the car off with them yesterday and got it back today with a new cat and a fresh oil change (needed that too).  126,600 miles on the car... and it's back to running great.