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Old 12-07-2008, 01:46 PM   #81
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ok so let me get this write even though the f2 headers has all the sensors bungs I will still get a CEL without this mod?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:58 PM   #82
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can someone elaborate?
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:35 PM   #83
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sorry, but i dont have one, so i cant tell u...ask the OP, or jetrinka...they know a bunch on headers.
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Yeah, you bet you'll get a CEL. The mod fools it into thinking there is a cat (but in fact you removed it)
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Hey NAD where in the NC are you? Some guys have said they never got a CEL....is that true?
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Right smack dab in the middle next to durham. Itd be safe to say that they're either fibbing or the cel hasn't popped up for them yet (sometimes it takes a few drives)
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brokeduetofocus.......said he had his header on for months and never got a CEL.....oh well....hey NAD woud you be willing to drive out for a tech day to help me do an install for my header, the most work I have done it CAI, and I am a little intimidated to to do this......
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Man I wish I had that kind of time, what with working full time and also going to college/holidays things pile up quick. But trust me it's really easy, think of it as a heavier cai. Here's a little write up to get you a feel for it http://duratec.wikispaces.com/modification-header
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Ok I guess I will go for it......
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It's not too bad of a job, just take you're time and you shouldn't run into any problems.

About not getting a cel without using the spark plug anti-foulers, or some other type of mil eliminator or tune, not gonna happen. The anti-foulers pull each o2 sensor out of the main flow of gases making the computer think that the cat is there and doing it's job. If you just installed the o2's back as normal, there would be no change from the first o2 to the last o2 and the computer would notice it as the cat is not working and throw you a code.
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