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  1. Hi all, I bought this Ford Focus about a year ago and it's failed it's first MOT under my ownership. The engine management light has been on for a few months (which I ignored, oops), and it said something about the catalytic converter, I can double check the full error later. Anyway it's failed the MOT and here are the results... Fast Idle Test Engine Speed = 2565 CO = 0.36 (FAIL - MAX OF 0.20) HC = 115 Lambda = 1.012 Second Fast Idle Test Engine Speed = 2710 CO = 0.33 (FAIL - MAX OF 0.20) HC = 111 Lambda = 1.011 Natural Idle Test Engine Speed = 795 CO = 0.30 (PASS - JUST ON MAX LIMIT OF 0.30) It's been suggested that I need a new catayltic converter fitted (it's a complicated twin one that takes hours to fit). So all in all this is a very expensive option, is there a possiblity it might not even fix the emissions problem? Is there any common issues with this model of car that have a cheaper solution to the problem? What about these Cat Cleaner additives I can put in the petrol tank? By the way I don't have any issues with the performance of the car, it drives really well. Thanks for any help here I appreciate it. Cheers.
  2. Hi all, I need help with my ford, any advice would be really appreciated. A few months after I bought my mk6 the engine light came on, so I looked up online and invested in a OBD scanner. Connected it to the car and it produced P0420 catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1. After hours of searching up the code and doing research I come to the conclusion that it was either the lambda sensor or catalytic converter. So thought I'd start with the easiest (and cheapest) option and changed the lambda sensor (the one behind the engine). Connected the code reader again and wiped the codes then went for a drive, the car felt a bit healthier all round and run perfectly, the old lambda we took out was black so thought changing it had solved the problem. Or so I thought... 5 weeks later the all too familiar orange light comes on again, and once again producing the same code. From what ive read online other people have had the same problem, but some saying even changing the cat doesn't help. Is there anything else I should look into? Or anything that causes a cat to pack up? Thanks in advance 😊
  3. plasticpat

    Catalytic Converter

    Belated Happy New Year ladies and gents . Faced with replacing the catalytic converter on my Mk2 Focus 1.6 petrol I want to avoid the pitfalls of sourcing another cat . I've noticed quite a considerable difference in price between suppliers online or otherwise of after market items and wondered is there a difference in the quality of materials used . Your opinions and/or recommendations , experiences good or bad on the subject are appreciated . Thanks in advance if my replies are a little late .
  4. hi basically where is the best place to buy a Catalytic Converter from and are these reputable ? cat1 cat2 thanks
  5. Hi everyone, Does anyone of you have any experience with using catalytic converter replacement for Ford Focus Mk1 1.4L 16v. I found out that threre are few companies that manufacture them, such as: Walker, Bosal, JMJ, Klarius, EEC i BM. Can anyone of you say anything about the quality of replacements from any of those company? Zuzis