Ford focus oil on the threads of spark plugs
Well, "Catalytic Converter Below Threshold" is not going to be inexpensive to fix no matter HOW you do it. Catalytic Converters are EXPENSIVE - PERIOD. This is why I get frustrated with people that do not mainain their vehicles properly and do stuff like ignoring check engine lights until they are forced to get an emissions inspection. Then there are others that go out and buy those cheap little generic code readers just so they can keep turning the light off without performing the repairs necessary to actually FIX the problem. Or they wait to change their oil when the low oil pressure warning light comes on...happens all the time... then they always get upset when you give them an estimate for the repairs.
If your spark plugs are getting oil fouled, it could be several different things ranging anywhere from piston rings, to valve seals, to something as simple as a malfunctioning PCV system. That must be properly diagnosed.
However, you are not going to repair the catalyst without spending some big bucks to replace it. You can go ahead and replace it with one of those cheap, undersized, aftermarket replacements if you really think that will save you any money, but you will just be doing it again in probably less than a year and you will not have saved anything.
Sorry, NOBODY wants an expensive bill, but in many cases, it simply cannot be avoided. When it comes to catalytic converters, CHEAPER is NOT BETTER!
Apr 25, 2012 |
2001 Ford Focus