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wideband o2 sensor

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by dcsports413, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. dcsports413

    dcsports413 Senior Member

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    What exactly does replacing your stock o2 sensor with a wideband o2 sensor actually do?

    Does it allow for easier or better tuning on a dyno?

    Thanks
     
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    dcsports413 Senior Member

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    wow, I cannot belive that not a single person on this website can answer my question.

    bump... <_<
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    uh...why are you replacing your o2 sensor? if it doesn't need replaced. don't do it.
     
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    CRX_B16B Senior Member

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    have you heard of a search engine? try www.google.com :withstupid: they are kinda expencive.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Get a VX o2 sensor, they're wideband, and cheaper than some of the more tuning specific ones.
     
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    dcsports413 Senior Member

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    I didnt say I was replacing the sensor.

    Again, someone here has yet to answer my question.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    it really depends what you are using it for.

    other than the vx computer, the honda computer CAN'T use a wideband o2. it doesn't know what to do with the different reading than expected.

    however, for TUNING and a standalone ecu that CAN read the wideband, its an essential tool.

    problem is, they are fragile. 5k miles on pump gas, and its spent.... race gas, even less. and they are NOT cheap.

    more info: http://www.hondata.com/techwidebandtuning.html
     
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    you don't really even need it for tuning. you can just drill a hole in your exhaust and let them put the dynos wide band in or someplaces have a long senors they stick up and feed through the exhuast...
     
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    finally, some useful information. Thank you Pissed.

    B16CRX, i have heard that the placement of the o2 sensor is very important for a correct reading. (angle, where in the pipe) Im not sure how accurate sticking a sensor through the exhaust pipe could be.
     
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