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Old November 13th 05, 03:09 PM
Leon van Dommelen
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Default 2000 Miata - Check Engine Light

"KWS" > wrote:

>Perhaps I should have asked some more when I was doing this repair. I did
>check many (many!) places on the web and did not find much of anything that
>would work with this car. There were some online suggestions of going to a
>muffler shop where some clever guy with a torch would put on a general
>purpose cat. I guess I considered this sort of half assed and wanted to do
>the job right. I can't say for certain it was worth it but ... damn....it
>sure went together easy!


finishlineperformance.com

Fitted with no problems included gaskets.

Leon


>Ken
>
>
>"Leon van Dommelen" > wrote in message
.. .
>> "KWS" > wrote:
>>
>> >The '90 Miata continues to keep trucking along on the original catalytic
>> >converter. I bought a 2000 Protégé recently that had a bad cat (and about
>> >120K on the clock). A new one from Trussville Mazda, with gaskets, was
>> >around $350. Installation was easy, at least for the Protégé.

>>
>> Aftermarket M1 cats are less than half that.
>>
>> Leon
>>
>> >Ken
>> >
>> >"junktin" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> >> I had the same problem with my 2000 Miata this past summer. (At least
>> >> the same results- fouled cat converter.)
>> >>
>> >> The car was out of warranty but the dealer replaced the cat converter
>> >> under the longer emissions warranty.
>> >>
>> >> Question your dealer on this and perhaps visit another dealer but I
>> >> understood the emissions warranty is something like 7 years.
>> >>
>> >> Dave
>> >>
>> >> In article >,
>> >> Carol > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Looking for advice on a recent problem ---
>> >> >
>> >> > I have a 2000 Miate which started running horrible all of a sudden --
>> >> > check engine light on steady and then flashing and then on steady
>> >> > again. Spoke to my mechanic's assistance and was told to drive it to
>> >> > his place but watch for oil pressure guage and water temp guage and
>> >> > not to "push" it.
>> >> >
>> >> > Started driving it (even though I really didn't want to). Drove

>maybe
>> >> > 10 km and then I was sure I smelled something "burning" so I pulled
>> >> > over and had it towed.
>> >> >
>> >> > Turned out to be my ignition coil. Had it replaced. The next day my
>> >> > check engine light came on again. Took it back, he checked it out

>and
>> >> > checked the settings for the Catalytic Converter (which showed OK).
>> >> > Figured it was maybe just running through stuff that had been in the
>> >> > gas tank when I had the original problem), and cleared the codes.
>> >> >
>> >> > To make a long story short, I have had the check engine light cleared
>> >> > a couple of times now but it has come back on. The code says
>> >> > something about the O2 sensor (or something like that). He is now
>> >> > saying that I need to replace the Catalytic Converter (its around
>> >> > $1200) !!
>> >> >
>> >> > Is there some way I can be sure that it's the Catalytic Converter?
>> >> > Can it be tested someway BEFORE I spend that kind of money? Could it
>> >> > be just a sensor of some sort or a loose wire?
>> >> >
>> >> > I live in Ontario where we have E-tests -- could having an E-test
>> >> > check it out? (I JUST had an e-test in mid October and everything

>was
>> >> > fine).
>> >> >
>> >> > Not sure what to do but it's getting colder and I need to put the car
>> >> > away for the winter but want to get the problem solved before I do.
>> >> >
>> >> > Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?
>> >> >
>> >> > MUCH appreciated.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Carol
>> >

>> --
>> Leon van Dommelen Bozo, the White 96 Sebring Miata .)
>> http://www.dommelen.net/miata
>> EXIT THE INTERSTATES (Jamie Jensen)

>

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EXIT THE INTERSTATES (Jamie Jensen)
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  #12  
Old November 13th 05, 08:00 PM
junktin
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Default 2000 Miata - Check Engine Light

I should have mentioned - I am in Canada too (Victoria BC) so your
question about that is covered.

Dave

In article >,
junktin > wrote:

> I had the same problem with my 2000 Miata this past summer. (At least
> the same results- fouled cat converter.)
>
> The car was out of warranty but the dealer replaced the cat converter
> under the longer emissions warranty.
>
> Question your dealer on this and perhaps visit another dealer but I
> understood the emissions warranty is something like 7 years.
>
> Dave
>

  #13  
Old November 13th 05, 08:18 PM
Carol
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Default 2000 Miata - Check Engine Light

Thank you EVERY ONE for the responses. I will contact a Mazda
dealership tomorrow and see what I can find out. It's GREAT to know
that help is available and I appreciate it very much. You may have
saved me $1500!! (I hope!)

I'll let you know how it all turns out.


Carol

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 20:00:25 GMT, junktin > wrote:

>I should have mentioned - I am in Canada too (Victoria BC) so your
>question about that is covered.
>
>Dave
>
>In article >,
> junktin > wrote:
>
>> I had the same problem with my 2000 Miata this past summer. (At least
>> the same results- fouled cat converter.)
>>
>> The car was out of warranty but the dealer replaced the cat converter
>> under the longer emissions warranty.
>>
>> Question your dealer on this and perhaps visit another dealer but I
>> understood the emissions warranty is something like 7 years.
>>
>> Dave
>>


  #14  
Old November 13th 05, 08:56 PM
KWS
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Default 2000 Miata - Check Engine Light


"Leon van Dommelen" > wrote in message
...
> "KWS" > wrote:
>
> >Perhaps I should have asked some more when I was doing this repair. I did
> >check many (many!) places on the web and did not find much of anything

that
> >would work with this car. There were some online suggestions of going to

a
> >muffler shop where some clever guy with a torch would put on a general
> >purpose cat. I guess I considered this sort of half assed and wanted to

do
> >the job right. I can't say for certain it was worth it but ... damn....it
> >sure went together easy!

>
> finishlineperformance.com
>
> Fitted with no problems included gaskets.
>
> Leon
>

Leon,

I believe that would be a good enough reason to visit Virginia.

Thanks,

Ken


>
> >Ken
> >
> >
> >"Leon van Dommelen" > wrote in message
> .. .
> >> "KWS" > wrote:
> >>
> >> >The '90 Miata continues to keep trucking along on the original

catalytic
> >> >converter. I bought a 2000 Protégé recently that had a bad cat (and

about
> >> >120K on the clock). A new one from Trussville Mazda, with gaskets, was
> >> >around $350. Installation was easy, at least for the Protégé.
> >>
> >> Aftermarket M1 cats are less than half that.
> >>
> >> Leon
> >>
> >> >Ken
> >> >
> >> >"junktin" > wrote in message
> >> ...
> >> >> I had the same problem with my 2000 Miata this past summer. (At

least
> >> >> the same results- fouled cat converter.)
> >> >>
> >> >> The car was out of warranty but the dealer replaced the cat

converter
> >> >> under the longer emissions warranty.
> >> >>
> >> >> Question your dealer on this and perhaps visit another dealer but I
> >> >> understood the emissions warranty is something like 7 years.
> >> >>
> >> >> Dave
> >> >>
> >> >> In article >,
> >> >> Carol > wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Looking for advice on a recent problem ---
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I have a 2000 Miate which started running horrible all of a

sudden --
> >> >> > check engine light on steady and then flashing and then on steady
> >> >> > again. Spoke to my mechanic's assistance and was told to drive it

to
> >> >> > his place but watch for oil pressure guage and water temp guage

and
> >> >> > not to "push" it.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Started driving it (even though I really didn't want to). Drove

> >maybe
> >> >> > 10 km and then I was sure I smelled something "burning" so I

pulled
> >> >> > over and had it towed.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Turned out to be my ignition coil. Had it replaced. The next day

my
> >> >> > check engine light came on again. Took it back, he checked it out

> >and
> >> >> > checked the settings for the Catalytic Converter (which showed

OK).
> >> >> > Figured it was maybe just running through stuff that had been in

the
> >> >> > gas tank when I had the original problem), and cleared the codes.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > To make a long story short, I have had the check engine light

cleared
> >> >> > a couple of times now but it has come back on. The code says
> >> >> > something about the O2 sensor (or something like that). He is now
> >> >> > saying that I need to replace the Catalytic Converter (its around
> >> >> > $1200) !!
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Is there some way I can be sure that it's the Catalytic Converter?
> >> >> > Can it be tested someway BEFORE I spend that kind of money? Could

it
> >> >> > be just a sensor of some sort or a loose wire?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I live in Ontario where we have E-tests -- could having an E-test
> >> >> > check it out? (I JUST had an e-test in mid October and everything

> >was
> >> >> > fine).
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Not sure what to do but it's getting colder and I need to put the

car
> >> >> > away for the winter but want to get the problem solved before I

do.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > MUCH appreciated.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Carol
> >> >
> >> --
> >> Leon van Dommelen Bozo, the White 96 Sebring Miata .)
> >> http://www.dommelen.net/miata
> >> EXIT THE INTERSTATES (Jamie Jensen)

> >

> --
> Leon van Dommelen Bozo, the White 96 Sebring Miata .)
> http://www.dommelen.net/miata
> EXIT THE INTERSTATES (Jamie Jensen)



 




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