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Two thumbs up for the O2 sensor anti-fouler trick!!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:42 PM
Car's running smoothly just as it always has. Gas mileage appears to be what it was before. So far it seems that nothing has changed except for the yellow light on my dash isn't on.
The only bad thing is that the upper right hand corner of the my gauge cluster looks empty without the CEL on. I'll just have to learn to live without it.
Glad to have found this trick. Personally, I think I did the right thing trying to fix it correctly before going this route, but after dropping around $2k on catalytic converters, O2 sensors, and various visits to the mechanic, it was time to just be done with it.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:37 PM
Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you just can't make it right without a little Redneck Rigging.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:06 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:32 PM
I did gob a good bit of high temp thread sealant on all of the threads to make certain I didn't have any air leaks.
It's still off. I'll post something if the code comes back. The car should pass emissions just fine if things stay as they are and the testing place doesn't look under the car at the rear O2 sensor.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:01 AM
I can't wait to do this fix as well. Did you use two of the anti-foulers or just one?
Good luck with the inspection!
Just a thought, but try to cover up the shiny-ness of the non-foulers. Used oil, mud, etc.
Inspectors are like crows,... attracted to anything shiny
Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:33 AM
I strongly recommend trying to resolve this issue the right way first. While I am excited that it turned off the CEL for me, I am glad, albeit poorer, that I attempted to diagnose and replace parts that weren't working correctly. I am all for modding cars but this is a last resort kind of modification in my opinion.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:02 PM
I used a single antifouler on the secondary 02 sensor and used my scanner to turn off the CEL. In the past 3 weeks the CEL has not come back on.
This fix works!!
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