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This is a discussion on Why am I running rich? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Mr. Luos It appears the O2 is creating the rich condition. What O2's did you replace? Which ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    It appears the O2 is creating the rich condition.

    What O2's did you replace? Which ones did you put in?
    The passenger side O2 appears to be having a problem.
    I actually haven't replaced any of them i don't remember which one the mechanic replaced, but how do you know which one is bad and what does the other code mean (exhaust gas recirculating flow insufficient detected)?
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    They need to be replaced as a set. That O2 will only get worse, as will your gas mileage and a perceptible feel in the way the car runs at part throttle. Keep them swapped out every 40K miles, 20K with headers to retain good mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    exhaust gas recirculating
    EGR system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    They need to be replaced as a set. That O2 will only get worse, as will your gas mileage and a perceptible feel in the way the car runs at part throttle. Keep them swapped out every 40K miles, 20K with headers to retain good mileage.
    Ok so will that affect my tune any if I send you my pcm? I want to replace it but do I replace all 4 or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    EGR system.
    So the other one is because I removed my egr for the ls6 intake, can that be deleted Frost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Ok so will that affect my tune any if I send you my pcm? I want to replace it but do I replace all 4 or what?



    So the other one is because I removed my egr for the ls6 intake, can that be deleted Frost?

    Fix the O2s before you buy a mail order tune. They are the feedback instrument used for most all of your car's fueling. Only the front 2 matter (bank X sensor 1, if the code is for bank X sensor 2, it's a rear), the rear 2 check on the cats only.

    Yes EGR failure is from you having the EGR removed and can be tuned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    Fix the O2s before you buy a mail order tune. They are the feedback instrument used for most all of your car's fueling. Only the front 2 matter (bank X sensor 1, if the code is for bank X sensor 2, it's a rear), the rear 2 check on the cats only.

    Yes EGR failure is from you having the EGR removed and can be tuned out.
    I sure will fix the o2 problem, as far as removing and replacing the bad one are they easy to get to and easy to replace. any pointers when replacing an o2 sensor...or pix of where they are actually located...and which one is bad on mine? (P0155- o2 heater circuit, bank2 sensor 1)

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    Passenger side is Bank 2.
    Front sensor. Not the after cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Passenger side is Bank 2.
    Front sensor. Not the after cat.
    thanks mr. luos for all of the help, are they hard to remove since there in the cat, and possibly seized up. and do you know of any pix that i could use to reference where exactly there located?

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    They are basicly right in front of the cat.
    Not easy to get too. PB blaster may come in handy.
    And I can't recall the size of the wrench needed.

    I don't have any pics though. And I am having trouble remembering exactly the location with the stock manifolds in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They are basicly right in front of the cat.
    Not easy to get too. PB blaster may come in handy.
    And I can't recall the size of the wrench needed.

    I don't have any pics though. And I am having trouble remembering exactly the location with the stock manifolds in place.
    easy to get to with a jack and jackstands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    easy to get to with a jack and jackstands?
    It is tucked up in there pretty good.

    I really don't remember. Hoping someone else will chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    It is tucked up in there pretty good.

    I really don't remember. Hoping someone else will chime in.
    me too.......

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    I haven't worked on a car that had manifolds on it in forever, but they are in the actual manifold.

    They *NEED* to be replaced as a set, not just one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I haven't worked on a car that had manifolds on it in forever, but they are in the actual manifold.

    They *NEED* to be replaced as a set, not just one of them.
    Wouldn't have manifolds if it wasn't for stupid California emissions i will replace them as a set, what is the signifigance of that? Just curious. and a set you mean the front and rear one on the passenger side........on a side note those things aren't cheap at autozon $80.00 a piece!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Wouldn't have manifolds if it wasn't for stupid California emissions i will replace them as a set, what is the signifigance of that? Just curious. and a set you mean the front and rear one on the passenger side........on a side note those things aren't cheap at autozon $80.00 a piece!!!
    no, like I said, only the front ones "matter", they are used for fueling. The rear O2s are for cat monitoring, screw them.

    Need to change them as a set because O2s rarely fail, they just begin to wander out of tolerance and get lazy over time. They take your MPG with them when they wander off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    no, like I said, only the front ones "matter", they are used for fueling. The rear O2s are for cat monitoring, screw them.

    Need to change them as a set because O2s rarely fail, they just begin to wander out of tolerance and get lazy over time. They take your MPG with them when they wander off...
    will do! Thanks for the input I will replace the 2 FRONT ONES. Anyone else with any suggestions or input?

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