Originally Posted by Rememo
For those with cars that are burning a lot of oil, I would suggest putting up a bit of stink over the possible condition of the front catalytic converter.
All of that oil being burned and/or dumped into the front cat. is not good for it, and could severely shorten the life of the converter.
I know the emissions warranty is 5yr/50K, but I'd expect the system to last well beyond that under normal circumstances. You don't need the converter failing at 50,001 miles.
I'm assuming that the oil isn't making it to the second converter, but...
this is a great point. I brought this up when speaking to SOA.
I will probably just give the car to my mom and let her deal with driving it two hours to the nearest dealer who can read. I want a consumption test but am currently WITHOUT A DEALER AT ALL. Maybe you guys could do a "fix 79's car" letter to the soa blog!
Still waiting on that rep.