mx5 cat converter warning light

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mx5 cat converter warning light

Postby mazdamx5 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:30 am

Hi Guys.
I am new on the site. I own a 2012 MX5. Stock standard other than REMUS Tail pipe system. My engine warning light is on. Telling me the cat converter is the problem.
Any good advise on the solution to this warning would be appreciated.
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Re: mx5 cat converter warning light

Postby Desolation » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:43 am

Welcome :thumbup:

What error code is coming up? And is the engine running fine?
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Re: mx5 cat converter warning light

Postby MrMazda » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 am

What distance has the vehicle done? In my experience with lots of open road travelling the cat on NA Mazdas take around 160 k km to block. With more short distance driving it could happen sooner.

You can have the cat removed and replaced with straight pipe, but then the sensor after the cat has to be changed with a "cat fooler" sensor. On a previous Mazda 6 we fitted a sensor obtained from TNT Exhaust in Germiston, the engine light did not come on. IT sounded a bit like a rotary engine in kid range.
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