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Old 03-07-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Take a quick peak at this video.

http://www.mfxpop.com/~aarons/95ssei/o2.3g2

I apologize for the fuzziness. It was taken with my cameraphone. I'm not sure, but I thought the O2 was supposed to switch between rich/lean quicker than this. Is my O2 sensor needing retirement?
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Well, my 56K at home crapped out on the vid, but I believe that your O2 IS supposed to cycle pretty quickly. Do you have any idea when it was last changed?
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looks to be a little slower than mine... cant hurt to replace!
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Spoke with Boost on the phone. I'm going to check the hard numbers tomorrow. Will give you an update if I decide to replace.
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Unscew it out and look at the color of the tip.
Should be a chalky white / grey color. If its dark = rich sensor.
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Unscew it out and look at the color of the tip.
Should be a chalky white / grey color. If its dark = rich sensor.
It turned out to be darker then the sensor I replaced on the 94 a few months ago. Not oily dark, just built up crap kinda dark. Everything'* running normally now with the sensor change. The exhaust smells normal as well.
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That vid really doesn't look bad to me. Toggling pretty decently...

Can't hurt anything except your wallet.

You changed with an AC Delco?
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That vid really doesn't look bad to me. Toggling pretty decently...

Can't hurt anything except your wallet.

You changed with an AC Delco?
Absolutely. When I bought the car from you, I picked up one but never used it. We spoke on the phone and you reminded me that you had replaced the sensor.
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Great...the wife is probably happy...one more thing out of the house!
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She'* nagging me like crazy about the exhaust manifolds and getting her fender installed. The heads are out of the living room and over at the shop.

By the way, another thing to hate about neons: You need to take the wheel well off to get access to the windshield washer reservoir! The only bright note there is the fender being replaced is the driver'* side.
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