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This is a discussion on Question about Bosch 13111's within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; What up LS1's. Here's my question. Do I need to get a tune BEFORE I install the Bosch 13111's??? After ...

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    Question about Bosch 13111's

    What up LS1's. Here's my question. Do I need to get a tune BEFORE I install the Bosch 13111's??? After the cam/LT/LS6 install my front O2's aren't warming up fast enough. I don't want to burn out these new pieces based on NOT having a tune. Suggestions???? Thanks in advance.

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    ORION where you at my brother????? I KNOW you have an applicable answer to my proposed question!!

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    No tune is necessary. They are a direct replacement. The only difference is they have a substantially long wiring harness.

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    how far off is your tune? You actually should have them in prior to the tune so your fueling is accurate but I wouldn't drive around 6 months on a really rich tune before you had the car tuned.

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    I don't understand the "not warming up fast enough" as the O2 sensors have a heating element built into them. In addition, the engine does not kick over to closed loop and accept feedback from the sensors to control fueling until a certain coolant temperature is attained. Please explain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I don't understand the "not warming up fast enough" as the O2 sensors have a heating element built into them. In addition, the engine does not kick over to closed loop and accept feedback from the sensors to control fueling until a certain coolant temperature is attained. Please explain...
    when you do longtubes you move the sensor further down the exhaust stream and they run cooler.....you'll start getting those heater codes usually. The internet rumor is that the 13111 sensors (which are the vette rears) have a better heater in them but I don't believe that and read years ago where someone contacted bosch and bosch said there was no difference. What I do believe is the harness is longer so you don't have to run extensions and that they do help with the heater/switching codes because I've experienced that first hand. True that the ect determines when you switch to closed loop but the sensors still have to operate in a certain heat range to be acccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    when you do longtubes you move the sensor further down the exhaust stream and they run cooler.....you'll start getting those heater codes usually. The internet rumor is that the 13111 sensors (which are the vette rears) have a better heater in them but I don't believe that and read years ago where someone contacted bosch and bosch said there was no difference. What I do believe is the harness is longer so you don't have to run extensions and that they do help with the heater/switching codes because I've experienced that first hand. True that the ect determines when you switch to closed loop but the sensors still have to operate in a certain heat range to be acccurate.

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    the best thing we can do as a group is try these and other sensors and keep a good account of everyone's experiences with them. Me and firebirdjones both had the same heater codes and both switched to the 13111 sensors at the same time and neither has had any problems with them yet. We did that on purpose so we could keep track and see how they worked. I know some people haven't had as good a luck with them as we have but I see that with just about every brand of sensor. You have some guys that swear by denso's and some that have problems with them. We just have to keep a running tab of them.

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    If mine throw any codes I'll be sure to let you guys know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    how far off is your tune? You actually should have them in prior to the tune so your fueling is accurate but I wouldn't drive around 6 months on a really rich tune before you had the car tuned.
    Thanks for the reply ORION! My tune is about 2-3 weeks away so not THAT long. So you think putting them in this weekend will be fine???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the best thing we can do as a group is try these and other sensors and keep a good account of everyone's experiences with them. Me and firebirdjones both had the same heater codes and both switched to the 13111 sensors at the same time and neither has had any problems with them yet. We did that on purpose so we could keep track and see how they worked. I know some people haven't had as good a luck with them as we have but I see that with just about every brand of sensor. You have some guys that swear by denso's and some that have problems with them. We just have to keep a running tab of them.
    +1.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    If mine throw any codes I'll be sure to let you guys know.
    So.....I'm assuming you just put in 13111's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb3golf View Post
    So.....I'm assuming you just put in 13111's??


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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Did you get a tune BEFORE or AFTER you installed these? AND......How long have they been in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb3golf View Post
    Did you get a tune BEFORE or AFTER you installed these? AND......How long have they been in??

    I sent my PCM to Frost for a mail order tune and it came back yesterday. The O2's were installed a few days ago and have not yet been run. They were recommended to me by Frost and others in this thread: O2 Replacement


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the best thing we can do as a group is try these and other sensors and keep a good account of everyone's experiences with them. Me and firebirdjones both had the same heater codes and both switched to the 13111 sensors at the same time and neither has had any problems with them yet. We did that on purpose so we could keep track and see how they worked. I know some people haven't had as good a luck with them as we have but I see that with just about every brand of sensor. You have some guys that swear by denso's and some that have problems with them. We just have to keep a running tab of them.
    Ill definatly put my 2 cents in on this one. I just got the bosch 13111's. About to do an install with mine. Doing a LT and ORY install soon.

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    Yeah, I just installed my Bosch 13111's yesterday, cleared my DTC's and haven't had the O2 sensor codes come back on yet after about 3 cycles of driving. I also have recently done Ory, Cam, LS6 Intake & LT's so I'll let you know how this works out.

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    Additionally LS1's; HOW BIG of a DIFFERENCE does a TUNE make after installing cam, heads, LT's, Intake etc..?????? In terms of driveability???

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    after heads/cam??? All the difference in the world. Will your car even run? What size was your cam again....I forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    after heads/cam??? All the difference in the world. Will your car even run? What size was your cam again....I forget.
    I had my stock heads cleaned up w/new 918 springs, chromoly retainers & 224R TSP cam on 114LSA. My car runs fairly well now after this install BUT it isn't smooth and has rough spots throughout the RPM.......thoughts??

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