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Why did my car lose power the oil was low but it wasnt over heating

There was smoke coming from catalytic converter.the temperature was good . the oil was low.the car went from 60mph to 30mph, when i went to turn around and put the car in reverse it chugged but eventually got there and i drove it home at about 25mph

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You might have a block catalytic converter

Posted on May 06, 2014

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First of all please top up the engine oil to the correct level. Lack of lubrication may cause seizure of pistons without any symptoms of overheating. Then you can also check the catalytic converter in your car.

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