I need to replace my Catalytic converter due to acceleration lost on my current Mini One, 1.4, 2007 with 110,000 miles. The acceleration lost pointed to 276A Catalytic converter conversion rate faulty on a generic OBD scanner. Most aftermarket Catalytic converters only last 10,000 miles and are relatively cheap to purchase. However I will like to select a Catalytic converter which last another 100,000 without the Mini price tag. What branding are currently in use which are reliable in the UK?
The Catalytic Converter & two 02 sensors arrived early morning yesterday. I also brought a set of NGK Spark Plugs and had the local garage replace the parts for £70. Bargain Alert!
Drove the car home yesterday and it seem to be running with full acceleration. I am going to Portsmouth today therefore will discover acceleration at high speeds.
If anyone require a new Catalytic Converter grab it from a written-off car rather than spending $$$ on a after-market part which will only last 25,000 miles. In total I spend £125 for a genuine Catalytic Converter including almost new 02 sensors. The cheapest after-market Catalytic Converter from BM was £250 + the cost of two 02 sensors.
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