My cat has one foot in the grave and is giving me a few grey hairs.
Alfa dealer quoted R7000 to have it replaced
, but said I can simply remove it without any hassles, because the lambda sensor is in front of the cat.
After going to the local exhaust 'specialist', I was told that the sensor is indeed behind the cat and that I will need to replace it. A second opinion informed me of a 'cat/lambda fooler' and that he can do everything for just under R1000.
I'm not very keen on just letting anyone work on my car and would like to know 3 things before making a decision.
1) Is it necessary to put in a lambda fooler? (Even just to be on the safe side)
2) Is there a place in the Cape Town area that anyone can recommend to have it done?
3) Would it be necessary to have my ECU remapped? (If yes, where and ball-park figure of how much?)
Alfa 147. 2003 model. 2l Selespeed.