Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
Registered User
 
ohioboxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Akron
Posts: 793
My 02 sensor story

Well, one month wait and one hour later I finished installing my factory Porsche 02 sensors. You will notice no check engine light and its throwing no codes! I had universal 02's installed and the car was throwing codes that they were all bad. Im extremely happy right now!

__________________
2002 TT
ohioboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 3,510
Send a message via AIM to djomlas
nice
im stuck w the retarted airbag light
__________________
http://i34.tinypic.com/157yslk.jpg
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." ~F. Porsche
Gemballa springs::litronics::Eurotech 18s(275/225)::B&M::MOMO wheel::
exhaust cutouts::EVOcoldair intake::OEM smoked tails & sidemarkers::

colormatched bumperettes::Top Speed Pro-1 exhaust::
my cardomain/pictures page
djomlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
Registered User
 
ohioboxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Akron
Posts: 793
Hey Randall knows how to fix the air bag light. I think he says it has something to do with the seat belts.
__________________
2002 TT
ohioboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 11:30 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by ohioboxster
Well, one month wait and one hour later I finished installing my factory Porsche 02 sensors. You will notice no check engine light and its throwing no codes! I had universal 02's installed and the car was throwing codes that they were all bad. Im extremely happy right now!
Hi,

You can use the Universals if you are sure to make the proper connections. The Universals (as the OEMs) get their Reference Air samples through the wire's Teflon insulation. If you use Crimp type conectors, you can seal off this source of Reference Air and the system will throw a code...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 11:33 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via AIM to blinkwatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNBoxster
Hi,

You can use the Universals if you are sure to make the proper connections. The Universals (as the OEMs) get their Reference Air samples through the wire's Teflon insulation. If you use Crimp type conectors, you can seal off this source of Reference Air and the system will throw a code...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
How would you properly connect the wires?
__________________
-99' Zenith Blue 5-spd...didn't agree with a center divider on the freeway
-01' S Orient Red Metallic 6-spd...money pit...sold to buy a house
blinkwatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by blinkwatt
How would you properly connect the wires?
Hi,

If using Universals, I would eliminate the connector altogether and simply splice the two wires together using some Hi-Temp Shrink Wrap or Tape. This will allow the air to enter the wire sheathing and be used by the sensor. You could also carefully make a few pin holes in the sheathing. Just so long as you don't cutoff the Reference Air supply to the sensor...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #7
Registered User
 
ohioboxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Akron
Posts: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNBoxster
Hi,

If using Universals, I would eliminate the connector altogether and simply splice the two wires together using some Hi-Temp Shrink Wrap or Tape. This will allow the air to enter the wire sheathing and be used by the sensor. You could also carefully make a few pin holes in the sheathing. Just so long as you don't cutoff the Reference Air supply to the sensor...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
I did just that and its weird the car ran great but the computer hated them. The universals looked different too even though they are the same ones everyone else used. All I know is I have no codes and Im so happy there are no idiot lights on the dash.
__________________
2002 TT
ohioboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 02:07 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,236
DJ, the airbag light is usually lit because a seat was removed without disconnecting the battery or one of your receptacles has crapped out on you, which is typical... they always go out. Get a couple of new ones from Sunset and install them one afternoon, then have the airbag light turned off.

No, it won't go off by itself... just in case you ask!
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 03:10 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 188
I've installed hundreds of universal O2 sensors with no problems.... maybe you just had a defective one. As for the reference air supply, Bosch states that it gets it sample from the main electrical connector. They also recommend not using anything like dielectic grease as this can block the air from the sensor wire.

I've never heard or read of adding holes at the connection site.... I would think moisture would migrate into the wire and casue corrosion.
wvicary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 04:08 PM   #10
Registered User
 
ohioboxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Akron
Posts: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvicary
I've installed hundreds of universal O2 sensors with no problems.... maybe you just had a defective one. As for the reference air supply, Bosch states that it gets it sample from the main electrical connector. They also recommend not using anything like dielectic grease as this can block the air from the sensor wire.

I've never heard or read of adding holes at the connection site.... I would think moisture would migrate into the wire and casue corrosion.
I have four 02's for sale if your interested. I can tell you my cel is off and I dont have any codes now. Have you installed hundreds of 02's on Porsches? If so which ones do you use?
__________________
2002 TT
ohioboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 188
Only installed around 20 on various Porsche models over the years and used only Bosch universal sensors. I have had some problems on older Nissans using universal sensors.
wvicary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2006, 07:48 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvicary
I've installed hundreds of universal O2 sensors with no problems.... maybe you just had a defective one. As for the reference air supply, Bosch states that it gets it sample from the main electrical connector. They also recommend not using anything like dielectic grease as this can block the air from the sensor wire.

I've never heard or read of adding holes at the connection site.... I would think moisture would migrate into the wire and casue corrosion.
Hi,

Yes, the hole is in the connector on the Sensor half, but if you crimp on the old connector to the new sensor, you run the risk of cutting off this reference sample supply.

You can quite easily use a pin or awl and carefully put a single hole in each side of the sheathing. The hole will be so small that getting moisture or corrosion won't be a major issue, but it will be sufficient to admit a reference sample for the sensor. I'm not advocating perforating the entire length of the sheathing, I should have made it clearer...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page