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Re: Error 2142 from ECU...

The engine will be in something of a limp home mode if you disconnect the
knock sensor. The computer will dial boost back just in case. Thing is if
you drive around with the knock sensor hole open, you run the risk of
contaminating it with dirt. It is imperative that the sensor be torqued
exactly to xx ft.lbs., so I figure anything contaminating will cause
It may be 14 lbs. , but I'm not sure. Some others will confirm.
sensing troubles. It's very sensitive. 
 On Tue, 3 Mar 1998,
Gerard wrote:

> Just to add another silly few questions.
> 1) can I remove the knock sensor and drive without it until I find
>    a replacement?
> 2) bad wiring, would that be mostly that inside the engine bay?
> 3) can I use just a normal proper sized spanner to remove the sensor?
>    Do I have to put it back on at some specific torque setting?
> 4) can I just use a normal degreasing agent such as Kleen Green to clean
>    behind the sensor or clean the entire sensor?
> I needed to ask #3 as I don't have a torque wrench that can handle that
> workspace on the car, very awkward indeed.
> Thanks.
> G.
> -- 
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> 1990 Turbo (200t, MAC13A ECU, 1.4-1.6 bar, FWD auto)
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*Steve                                       Sachelle Babbar
*'84  5ksT 1.6-2.0 bar                    <SBABBAR@IRIS.NYIT.EDU>
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*Disclaimer:"Any information contained herein is based purely on my own
*personal experience and may not necessarily reflect yours. Use caution as
*your results may vary from mine."