Looks like last posted on the 14th. Y'all probably wondering what was the outcome of the bad cat. Well,
$3600 to get the cats replaced. I was first quoted $2300 but they have to rip apart the sub-frame to get to the cats and the bolts snapped off requiring surgery to remove those and the control arms didn't survive the surgery and what a **** show. Two days because they had to get a special tool from Snap-on to get the frame pieces apart. The mechanic I trust and is very knowledgeable says the design sucks and the cats are junk !!!! Ford is using the bare minimum pollution grabbing metals in the cats. Junk, junk, junk. The mechanic says he is doing a cat replacement every three weeks. So, my conspiracy mind starts humming and I think Ford has this thing planned from the get-go. They put an engine in that'll fail in less than 100,000 miles, destroy the cats and design a frame around it that'll cost thousands to replace. A win-win for the dealership and Ford the manufacturer from making the extra money off the replacement parts.
My 1997 250 econoline had 169,00 before giving me a problem and I believe that repair was around $600
My 2003 250 econoline got 289,000 miles without any major headaches, hmmm, not much after market profit it that, huh ???? My grandfather always told me,if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, must be a duck !!!!