Whats up people. So, I posted a while back about my CEL (code P2443). My car is relatively new, and I still have to pass emissions. I actually had to apply for the extension, but luckily its like another 4 months or so.
Anyway... went to the shop a couple weeks ago and discussed the cheapest and most practical way to remedy this situation. For those of you who dont know, the code refers to the secondary air injection system switching valve stuck closed, of which there are two. Replacing the valve(s) is a ton of labor, so the owner of the shop proposed just deleting the entire air injection system, and the codes that go with it on my AP. The valves will be covered up with blocking plates, and I will be able to pass emissions no prob.
This is getting done on friday, its about 4 hours of labor (guy says he can take out everything without pulling the manifold-- replacing parts would have been a different story). Just wondering if any of you 06/07s experienced this problem and dealt with it in this way. I really think it sucks, but I dont see another option. It could be the humidity in my area causing the valves to stick, so if I were to replace the parts ($$$$$) they might just fail again later. Im a little down about my car not having one of its originals parts, but from what Ive read, warming up the cats when you start the car isnt a big deal anyway and it will have 0 affect on the car.
So with the last few days before the deed gets done, help me out if you can share the results from a similar experience please. Thanks!