Started by GSB, April 14, 2004, 09:10
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Quote from: "markiii"drive it, enjoy it.take what pre-cautions you can, and if it does go, it's not earth shattering money to fix.mine gets redlined regularly thst what I bought t for and thats how it gets driven.If it all goes the way of the pear such is life.
Quote from: "loadswine"Just a little question: you don't mention any new gaskets or seals , did you replace them as a matter of course or was it not needed.
Quote from: "dsr"sorry to be simple but i thought that the cats were on the exhaust side of the engine not on the intake side so how does the pre cat break up get into the inlet side and go into the bores and damage them.
Quote from: "mrsmr2"Worrying reading for someone thinking of buying a new one.Do we have any experience of Toyota's reaction if the pre cats were showing degradation during the warranty period?My concern is if I do 20k miles in years 1 and 2, and the pre-cats start breaking up, the engine would probably go after the warranty period. Would Toyota act during the warranty period (replacing the pre-cats) or would they refuse to accept it as a problem?
Quote from: "mrsmr2"It's seems that the only way to truly check is to remove the exhaust.Therefore, if Toyota found out someone had been removing and checking the pre cat on regular basis, would they pass the blame on - a la "I think you must have dropped it sir", or would they be reasonable about it?
Quote from: "Tomr2"just noticed on that spyderchat thread that some guy is on his FIFTH engine - talk about being unlucky!! do you think it could be down to the lower octane fuel they use over there that's braking up the cats?
Quote from: "loadswine"I checked on my precats yesterday and to my amazement! found that there was no sign of deterioration of the matrix visible. I had a really good look and was a little concerned at first when I saw that they were not completely flat across the surface and did ,in fact have a slightly dished shape in the central area. First I thought PANIC, but when I checked both sides I noticed that this shape seemed to be there on purpose to allow for the O2 sensors to sit close up to the surface of the honeycomb. Please tell me I'm right or my car has immediate surgery. s:x :x s:x