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Old 29 Jan 2017, 12:43 am
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My 2004 Pt Cruiser Basenhas been giving me a P0420 code (Catalytic system efficiency below threshold. BANK 1) for a while now. Actually, about 8 months now. i want to replace the catalytic converter with a NON CARB universal one.

My question is will I get an error code if I use one of these cats? I believe the car in question uses CA specs. I myself live in Washington State.
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Hello all,

My 2004 Pt Cruiser Basenhas been giving me a P0420 code (Catalytic system efficiency below threshold. BANK 1) for a while now. Actually, about 8 months now. i want to replace the catalytic converter with a NON CARB universal one.

My question is will I get an error code if I use one of these cats? I believe the car in question uses CA specs. I myself live in Washington State.
These have the sensor go bad. Have you tried that first?
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@Buster_PT: You mean the O2 sensor? They seem to be fine. This is actually the second cat on this car though. It's lasted for about 100k. The first one was fouled up because the previous owner messed it up and had oil getting to the original cat.
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@Buster_PT: You mean the O2 sensor? They seem to be fine. This is actually the second cat on this car though. It's lasted for about 100k. The first one was fouled up because the previous owner messed it up and had oil getting to the original cat.
How did you fix it so the oil didn't get into the second CAT?
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i didn't fix it myself and this was over 100k ago. I had a mechanic fix it at the time but I think it was (and don't quote me on this) the exhaust manifold that was letting oil go through.
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i didn't fix it myself and this was over 100k ago. I had a mechanic fix it at the time but I think it was (and don't quote me on this) the exhaust manifold that was letting oil go through.
You must have seen the smoke coming out of the tail pipe if the exhaust manifold was letting oil go through?
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Well, I don't remember because it was many years (and miles!) ago but that was for the first cat. This time there is no smoke coming out of the tailpipe. It's just the code. I'm worried that if I use a non carb cat I will get some sort of code too.
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