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    Question WBO2 Sensor Replacement

    It appears my WBO2 sensor has fouled up and needs replacement. First off my car has been running really rich since I was messing with the progressive linkage. (This little part has been the source of a lot of anguish lately). I’ve noticed my car idles really rich. Smelly, etc. I was driving and the car basically started losing power. I noticed my AFR was really low (like 6.5).

    While I was pulled over and the car wouldn’t start I called Holley support and we turned off the Closed Loop. When I started the car it would idle and run. Basically I think this means now that the ECU is only using the Base Fuel Table, and not using the Learn Table anymore. I was able to drive home, and order a new WBO2 sensor. As I was watching the YouTube video from Holley on how to install the WBO2 sensor they said that running rich can foul the sensor. Well I’m pretty certain that happened to me. Are there any other gotchas I should be aware of before I replace this sensor and ruin the new one? Thanks.

    EDIT: I’ve removed the progressive linkage and back to 1:1 and I’ve rerun the Wizard. When originally running the Wizard I had picked the wrong CAM type and my idle was really bad and really rich. After some research I realized the previous owner didn’t replace the cam. So I set it back to “stock” and the idle was much better. BUT I think it’s been too long on the bad settings and in turn I’ve been running too rich for too long and basically fouled my sensor.
    Last edited by Uncle0gre; 02-01-2020 at 12:22 PM.

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    Just replace the WBO2 sensor. http://forums.holley.com/showthread....ension-Harness (Read 5th & 6th paragraphs under "Wideband O2 Sensor Notes".)
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    Great, thanks Danny! New WBO2 sensor should be showing up tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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