Thanks for your suggestions.
Backyard mechanic, I thank you ,and you will see more descriptive results
from me next time!! lol
We found out the problem was the catylatic converters. We took it finally to
a work shop and they found that the catylatic converters were plugged
solid!! The EGR valve had melted and was giving us a bad code?? Something I
I am a ex Ford mechanic, so I do know some of what you all are talking
about.Yes we need more input than what I said in my post but figured you all
knew somewhat what i meant?
sorry I'll be more descriptive next time
hmmm plugged solid cats.
suggest you always buy your gas from a high volume station, high volume
I've had that happen ONCE,, right after I bought from a low volume Citgo
station...which in my area is low exposure.
Some of those had one cat on the Y pipe, some had two.
Either way, its an expensive proposition. Change all the
O2 sensors while your at it.
My question would be plugged or melted into a lump?
If the engine was misfiring and it caused the meltdown,
a new cat could soon be toast also. The other problems
need to be fixed ASAP if that's the case.
Hi Bob and Backyard mechanic,
Not sure if they were just plugged or melted?? Guess I should ask as it is
my dads car. Yeah its gonna cost a bunch to get it done but my Father said
he was putting brandy new pipes in!!
He usually buys the regular unleaded which sometimes up here in Maine is
really sad at times. Just makes me wonder what its doing to my 98 Sable??
Thnaks for all the replies and help which this board is about. I'll tell him
about buying cheap gas and also about the sensors. Thanks again.
Got nothing to do with the price... has to do with quality control.. and
road-side stand type stations or low volume brands often get screwed up.
My experience was, cat melted into a ball, right after low vol off brand
And I did nothing but put on a new cat and it was fine.
Pick a low-price market leader that's everywhere and the gas will be ok.
Around here, that's Speedway.
BTW, I absolutely hated BP up to now.. but since they've started using Arco's
formula it runs great in my cars. Still only go to hi-vol stations, tho.
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