Asalamo Alaikum brothers,
as the title explains i am experiencing a noise which seems to be coming from the axhust outlet, it started coming when i was heating up the engine today in the morning, last night i drove the car and parked it pretty much without any problem and sound, now in the morning there is a sound and the car is so sluggish( bilkul mar gayi hey) pickup is all gone.
i went streight to the honda gateway and got it inspected. they observed and identofied it as a broken honeycomb filter in the catalytic converter. they say it is broken. i asked how? and they said due to poor quality fuel this happens. i said my civic is in warranty as it has just driven 40k and its been 1.5 years since i purchased it, so you guys replace it in warranty, so they replied that honeycomb doesnt comes in warranty as the deffect is not from honda, and infact due to poor quality fuel. there has been other customers coming with this problem and the cases has been forwarded many times but the company refused everytime for the claim and the customer had to get rid of the problem on there own.
the options he gave to me:
1. buy a brand replacement part, which costs around 85,000 rupees.
buy a second hand from bilalgunj almost at 50% less cost. ( no guarantee how much it will work before the same problem arises in that one as well) 35,000 rupees.
open this faulty one, break the filter completely and clean it from inside of all the broken pieces, this way it will never have this problem again, but the sound of the engine will increase a little bit like it increases in sports headers. engine sound will be louder on high rpms. 3500 rupees.
what do you guys suggest i shoud do? its a 2014 civic prosmatec vti Oriel.
thanks in advance.