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Dam thing won't go away. The light came on the same day the Stillen header was installed. I reset the computer but it keeps comin back. My brother in law has an obd2 diagnostic computer, so we hooked it up. The code that comes out is- P0420 Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (bank 1). Well anyways after checking some stuff, my brother in law thinks that the catalytic converter went bad. So I figure, no problem, time for an upgrade. So then he tries to get some readings from the car while it's running, but the car won't comunicate with the diagnostic comp. It will show the code and pass the tests but it won't show any of the vitals. So he hooks it up to my sister's civic and the comp works fine. He can see all the numbers that the sensors are sending. Everything from voltage to the timing. He hooks it to my car and gets nothing.
He sais the obd2 computers are the same from car to car, so something is wrong with my computer. So I figure I'm screwed cause I can't take it to the dealer. They are just gonna fuck me over. I'm sure the warranty is not gonna cover it cause of the header and all the mods I've done. So I'm not sure what to do rite now. Maybe it's just the cat that needs to be replaced. Atleast I hope thats all it is.
So what are signs that the cat has gone bad? He explained to me why he thaught it was the cat, but it kinda went over my head.
Ok, thats enough typing. Any help appreciated.

Osama, did the light go away?
 

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is the car running fine? if it is..forget about it. my light came on ever since i put in my cai. i went to nissan, paid them $60 to do the diagnostic test and they told me it was my rims..uh..ok..wtf huh. my car has been running fine. the idle is good so i dont care if the light is on.
 

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Yeah, It maybe nothing. But it's bugging me. I don't want to have any problems with this car. I may have to rethink this whole mod thing. I don't want to ruin a perfectly good car that is not even completely paid for.
 

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Osama, did the light go away?

don't worry about it, its got to be the cat, I'm getting mine replaced very soon, I'll let you know. Its annoying me too, I am worried if a real problems comes up, I won't know its there.
 

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Yeah, It maybe nothing. But it's bugging me. I don't want to have any problems with this car. I may have to rethink this whole mod thing. I don't want to ruin a perfectly good car that is not even completely paid for.
I thought the same thing, but it can't be your computer. We both have the same problem and both our service people told us its the cat, we both have a stock one, its got to be that.
 

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I thought the same thing, but it can't be your computer. We both have the same problem and both our service people told us its the cat, we both have a stock one, its got to be that.
Well I just got my IRS check today. I guess I'll spend some of it on the cat. Is it gonna get louder? My shit is loud! And I have the stock resonator on.
 

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Someone told me it sounded like one of those raced out crx's. That loud raspy sound. Hope I don't get pulled over for it. I allready gotta remove my tint cause I got pulled over for speeding, and the fix it ticket included.
 

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Is the light constantly on?
osama, I'm about to PM you.
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hey Thurznite, my light turned on like 4-6 hours after header install. It has been on since, never went out.
About that pm, I think you should send it to Havik_2k, I tried to reply and your inbox is full.
 

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I don't know anything about the Stillen header, but there's cat in the stock header right in front of the oxygen sensor. If that's been removed, it's bound to throw off the sensor.
 

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do you both have the stillen header? I haven't heard of this happening with the hotshot header.
Yeah, but you gotta remember the hotshot header is only for the 1st gens. I don't think the 1st gens have the precat.
 

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dont you got a o2 sensor in your cat?!?!?..check if thats gone...when i took out my cat...my check came on...but then some guy told me to wrap warm wet cloth around it....so i did..and no more check engine
 
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i went to nissan, paid them $60 to do the diagnostic test and they told me it was my rims..uh..ok..wtf huh.

damn, the dealer sucks. how in the hell does rims make the check engine lite come on??? fucking idiots.
 

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engine light oxygen sensor??

my check engine light came on and nissan replaced the oxygen sensor what ever the hell that does??? and it is fine cost me $150 though they said it normally cost $300 hmmmmmm?
 

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MeCCaRyDeR said:
dont you got a o2 sensor in your cat?!?!?..check if thats gone...when i took out my cat...my check came on...but then some guy told me to wrap warm wet cloth around it....so i did..and no more check engine
I don't think it has one on the cat. So far I've only seen two. One one the header and the other on the downpipe.
 
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