I believe it will be bolted on, I won't receive the replacement for about 1 week
Thanks Dan. I am more concerned about what might happen after the new "Cat" is installed. Did this problem occur in the first place because the vehicle was not tuned up properly, or the wrong fuel being used etc. Does it also mean that the onboard computer may have been effected, and if so will this cause the new "CAT" serious problems such as buying another new one.I guess what I really need to know is......can I install the new "CAT" and drive the vehicle 80km's to the nearest Service Office to have everything checked..... without causing any further damage to any system in the vehicle or most importantly the new "CAT" as their not cheap.
Could you give me an indication of what the underlying problems could be that I need to ask the mechanic to check when I take it for the service. Should it have a tune-up...check the computer, transmission etc. I will obviously tell them that I have just installed it.
If catalytic converter keeps failing or getting clogged it usually is caused by vehicle burning oil or running rich "using too much gas" which can be caused by mass airflow sensor, oxygen sensor, or leaking injector. Let me know if you have questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.
Thanks heaps Dan. I may not get the new "CAT" for a week or so, so hopefully if I have any more questions then, I can contact you again. It's pretty difficult for a single female in a remote area...I greatly appreciate your easy explanations...have a great weekend