I think my cats are dieing - help?
All four of the felines in the house are OK, but the two on the D90, especially the right one, seem to be dieing.
I've had a rattle in the pass side one for awhile, but now the rattle is gone and instead the engine seems to have a hesitation, sputter, and lack of power - is this symptomatic of a blocked/restricted catalyst? I've also heard that if a cat blocks up completely, it can be disasterous for the motor.
Is there a cheap fix? I've got almost 140k on the engine and a Tdi in the works, so I really only need it to last a few more months, and I'd rather not toss an 800 dollar Y-pipe up under the truck, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Incidentally, I did see the Meineke replacement in the Tech Section, but no one around here seems to be interested in doing that work.
Suggestions would be very much appreciated.
TIA - Jim