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  1. Codes & Advice: Catalytic Converter, Exhaust, Valves

    Maintenance and Service
    My 2006 Element has about 220,000 miles on it, still getting between 20-23 mpg and the engine itself is as strong as ever. However just got home from a tour around Texas and my check engine light has come on. Codes P0420: Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold (Bank1) - I believe there is a...
  2. Mechanic Monkey Business?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, Could anyone tell me if there are there any markings on a stock cylinder head that match it to the block? Recently had someone do a valve repair and within 2 weeks the head gasket blew. I am no doing the repair myself, but prior to reassembling I would like to know if he potentially...
  3. Sudden loss of power under acceleration?

    Problems & Issues
    I accidentally let my 03 Honda Element get very low on oil (still on the stick, and no oil light on, but pretty low). The car started acting weird: once the engine warms up, if I try to accelerate hard, it won't respond, it just slows down. Even if I accelerate slowly, it will only let me get...
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