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Old 05-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Data interpertation: non tuning

So to make it quick, i suspect my bank 2 sensor was failing due to my pitiful gas mileage yet no recent codes. There was one code thrown for it, in the middle of -10*F winter day that was related but that was now months ago 1 time. Anyway I have an OBD II dongle and the Torque app just for fun honestly, it probably isn't the best tool for data but I figure it might be handy to have around for things like this.

I hook it up and pull what i believe is the ST O2 live data on it to see whats going on. My sensor 1 seems to be working fine going up and down from .1v-.9v but the sensor 2 is holding just about stead on .8-.9 volt moving very little.

I'm having trouble find more info on interrupting sensor 2 sensors as most people are only ever looking at bank 1 for tuning. Now I know this is more maintenance related but I was hoping since most tuners look at this information on some level maybe you can help me out.


If I had to guess, Its time to replace it. Its just my daily zx3 if that helps.


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Here's a link to the detailed info. on the OBD system:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=214389

FWIW it would be bank 1 sensor 2 (one "bank" on a 4 cyl.) and the second sensor only reports whether the CAT is functioning. Sensor 1 you mentioned is used for fine tuning the fuel mixture.
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I feel like that was a phone typo =/ I know its i4 not a v6/8. So yeah sorry, I did mean Bank 1, then sensor 1 or 2.

Thanks for the link, but the "login failed" is what page it brings me to.
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I cant remember for sure but i believe i removed 2 of mine when i installed my header.

I believe im only using the top one and the wideband now. The other 2 (one in the cat and after the cat i removed.

They are used but if you want ill send you my 2 old ones if i can find them. If interested send me a PM

When i changed my exhaust my car only had about 43k on it so they should still have a few miles left?

You can rent the 02 tools you need to remove them also, a little cheaper then buying the tool. Plus if im not mistaken when you rent an 02 tool kit it has all 3 types so then you can decide wich type works for your car before you buy a tool.

Also not sure of this either but arnt 2 of them the same? or maybe all 3 are the same? wondering if maybe you can switch them around?

Check the plugs make sure they havnt been switched by the prevous owner?
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Link in that thread is working for me at the moment, give it a try.

You click on the "non-subscriber services" on the left for OBD descriptions & pick your vehicle year.

You can skim through to the section of interest - MUCH more info. than simple codes give.
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