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Date:         Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:09:21 -0800
Reply-To:     Mike Miller <mwmiller@CWNET.COM>
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From:         Mike Miller <mwmiller@CWNET.COM>
Subject:      Re: Running rough, dies as temp gauge starts to register
Comments: To: Mark A Kippert <vanagon@KIPPERT.COM>
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I had a brand new one fail. Went with the original three wire instead of the Ford replacement. Double the price but it works.


On 1/13/09 10:53 AM, "Mark A Kippert" <vanagon@KIPPERT.COM> wrote:

> Update. I pulled the Temp II sensor. It didn't die but it idled at > about 3000RPM and had poor power so I plugged it back in. > > I then unplugged the O2 sensor. It ran like a charm and did not die. > As a matter of fact, it runs better now than it has since I bought it. > The idle has always been around 1100RPM after warmup (higher when > cold) and now it hovers around 800RPM. Nice and smooth! > > Looks like I need a new O2 sensor. Oddly the one in there was fairly > new and couldn't have more than a couple thousand miles on it per the > PO. I did note that he had spliced the current sensor into the > existing wires. Obviously not an OEM part. > > Thanks for the input! > > Mark K > 1986 GL 2WD > >

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