Has anybody had their front cat stress crack at manifold? I had dealer check the engine mounts while under warranty because both grounding straps broke & I thought mounts were worn. They said their were fine, but now cat broke at manifold.
Your post was split out of the thread you originally posted because it more clearly stands on its own. Don't feel too shy to ask a question. But also spend a bit of time searching the recent threads for an answer before asking.
Nope I've not read of such a failure here. Welding should be a permanent repair option.
One of ours cracked at the front of the cat. Dealer wanted to put in a new cat, (I think it would have been about $1500), but he suggested a muffler/welding shop down the street. They had me buy two new bolts from Honda parts for $10 and take them along with the car to the weld shop. Muffler guy charged $40 for a total repair cost of $50.