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Old 11-27-2007, 02:41 AM   #41
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hey R3d, how has that O2 cheater held up after 3 months?
i still haven't done mine...
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all is well with it so far...i havent had any more codes about the O2 sensor...so it seems to be doing its purpose so far!
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cool stuff.... maybe i'll go to radio shack tomorrow and finally get rid of that CEL
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cool cool...if u have any questions about it let me know!
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i want to do this but i dont now which microfarad capacitor to get because there are like ten differnet types was yours the one that had 50v or 250v on it and after you put it the header in was it still running rich without the CEL on
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:25 PM   #46
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i want to do this but i dont now which microfarad capacitor to get because there are like ten differnet types was yours the one that had 50v or 250v on it and after you put it the header in was it still running rich without the CEL on
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

that should work, i believe...

and when you install a longtube header like that, the car will run rich at first...but i believe the top O2 sensor tells the computer that and retrains it, because it seemed to stop running rich after a while...

you will probably want to reset the car computer and reteach it everything after u put on the header and O2 cheater...it will make things run a little nicer for you

**after multiple months of using this cheater without any problems...the CEL came on with an error P0420...by the time i stopped somewhere to check everything, it stopped throwing the code but kept the light on...so i reset the computer a couple days ago and the light hasnt come back yet...im not sure why it decided to throw a code for that short amount of time, but all is well again**
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i did this today a little tricky because i couldnt get the sensor off but managed to get everything buttoned up and when i turned my car on i was glad no cel
thanks for this write up
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^^awesome, i think ur the first other person to post that you did this as well...once again, my CEL came on...im guessing i have fried the resistor after being used for so long with very little heat protection and that close to the header...i think im going to have to take it apart and put on a new resistor..thankfully i still have the other 4 from the 5 pack radioshack gave me! haha...
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the focus sport header will give a cel but will the car still run okay?? thank you
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it seems to run fine even with that check engine light on...but i think its reassuring to know that the computer thinks the catalytic converter is ok...

it probably doesnt actually change anything but i just like to make the computer happy, haha
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