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Benny771 09-29-2010 03:27 PM

Oxygen sensor symptoms......
 
Hello:
Seeing that i have no "scan" tool for the Porsche 1989 930. I was wondering how you know if it is working, and what the symptoms are of a bad Oxygen sensor?
Has anyone run into this?
I have had the car for 3 years now and dont know how old it was when i got it?
Is there a test for this?

aerodyn930 09-29-2010 04:11 PM

At operating temperature, Verify the duty cycle of the frequency valve, (diagnostic connector next to C.D. box), Do this using a dwell meter, During closed loop operation You will see a variable duty cycle and should confirm CO is within parameters,

But, Lambda sensors definitely have a service life, A replacement may be in the cards.
Lou / AERO DYNAMICS

mark houghton 09-29-2010 06:43 PM

Good advice. Mine, on the other hand, is to trash the entire lambda. Well, we can't really trash it completely as the frequency valve running fixed in open loop is still needed, but you sure can unplug the O2 sensor and re-tune your car to run without it....and never look back.

aerodyn930 09-29-2010 06:52 PM

Amen, Mark ! :)

Lou / AERO DYNAMICS

ertech 09-29-2010 07:20 PM

my car is also an 89 .would using a <good> o2 sensor am I going to save on gas in cuty driving?
Thanks

Benny771 09-30-2010 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ertech (Post 5588510)
my car is also an 89 .would using a <good> o2 sensor am I going to save on gas in cuty driving?
Thanks

Prob. Yes...

I take it there is no idiot light on these to say that they are going.

drmatera 09-30-2010 10:24 AM

the symptom for my car was a horribly running 930. Unplugging it returned the car to stock drivability

mark houghton 09-30-2010 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny771 (Post 5589368)
Prob. Yes...

I take it there is no idiot light on these to say that they are going.

Yes there is. It works like this: You stomp on the gas, but that old VW bettle next to you still beats you off the line. You say to yourself "damn, this thing is running like $hit. That guy next to me must think I'm an idiot".

Unfortunatley without the benefit of EFI and ECU's for fuel management, there isn't any computer to tell you anything. Poor gas mileage, poor idling, poor performance is all you can go by.

drmatera 09-30-2010 12:18 PM

^ what he said

Benny771 09-30-2010 01:40 PM

Thank-you all

ertech 09-30-2010 04:44 PM

What is the cheapest o2 sensor to use if I use my original conector?
Thanks

Benny771 09-30-2010 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ertech (Post 5590097)
What is the cheapest o2 sensor to use if I use my original conector?
Thanks

Bosch, if you search, ive seen them for 58$ at lagitimate stores.


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