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Old 06-18-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue

Ok, Driving to the track my clutch starts to fail. The pedal now engages near the bottom instead of the top like it used to and is slipping a bit.

Had a highly respected mechanic take a look and drive the car and he agreed that the clutch needs to be replaced.

Ok, need a new clutch and no tracing this weekend, bummer

So drive I drive home and it throws a CEL, P0430. Since I had my OBD II dongle plugged in, cleared the code. A couple of hours later, back it comes.

Now I have to figure out where I put the can of glue......

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Old 06-18-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hopefully its just an O2 sensor. But I do have to agree, things tend to break right after I fix something else.
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0430 is often just a bad gas cap. Easy fix. Clutch, not so much.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:50 PM   #5
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"It just goes to show you, it's always something."
Isn't that the truth... first my car's MAF crapped out, then the coolant tank. It was an expensive week!
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Sorry to hear that your track weekend was cancelled. Surely you will overcome this spate of problems.

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Old 06-18-2016, 09:12 PM   #7
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Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

Stuff happens

At least my son got an E ticket ride with Dwain for a session.
I guess I will have to fly him into Ontario from college in September for the POC PDS in Fontana
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0430 is often just a bad gas cap. Easy fix. Clutch, not so much.

Did I find some bad info that code is a O2 sensor or cat? Didnt find any reference for gas cap, not doubting you just trying to learn...
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:24 AM   #10
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Got a paperbag and some spray paint handy??? Just in case you need a quick hit!

Good luck with this, sounds like you're gonna get dirty.
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0430 is often just a bad gas cap. Easy fix. Clutch, not so much.
P0430 has nothing to do with the gas cap, it is the code for low conversion rates on the three way cat on bank 4-6. Usually, this is a failing cat.
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P0430 has nothing to do with the gas cap, it is the code for low conversion rates on the three way cat on bank 4-6. Usually, this is a failing cat.
Right you are JFP. That was a hip shot from memory and I didn't look it up. My bad.

P0445 was resolved with a fresh gas cap but a periodic P0430 is indeed a poor functioning cat. I managed to clear it out some with a bottle of techron and a spirited drive so it would still pass smog but the code reappeared 6 months later. The long term fix is to replace the failed cat.
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So if the cat failed, i should give her techron?



Poor cat.

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So if the cat failed, i should give her techron?

Poor cat.

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I'd say you definitely have a failed cat Markus. Techron would only be a temporary fix for this one.
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A cat thread now??

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Old 06-24-2016, 03:01 PM   #18
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Well, the flywheel was toast and the clutch was almost gone.
Now with a new flywheel and clutch, the car shifts like it is brand spanking new!

Now the bad news...
My bank 2 2nd cat is toast. Stuff falls out of it.

Fortunately I have a great indy mechanic that does not charge me an arm and 2 legs for his labor.
The clutch, and flywheel and his labor was $950!. Now I did buy the flywheel a few months back on ebay for $125, it was basically brand new (had 6 miles on it) and got the clutch kit for $325. $500 for labor, I think I got a deal
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Yes, but did you do your RMS and IMS while you had it apart?
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A cat thread now??


Timco, If I remember correctly you are not to participate in any cat related posts, lol.
I guess skunk would be ok.

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