[s-cars] Running rich,...Stromung Kitty?
dlandaeta at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 08:45:21 PST 2009
I think its rich from my previous posts trying to pass NJ inspection...
So the UrS4 at 115k didn't get through NJ emissions inspection this time.
Here's the data:
Requires HC below 100 and CO below 0.5
96k Dec. of 2004 HC 61 CO 0.04 pass
107k April of 2007 HC 81 CO 0.45 pass
115k Nov 2008 HC 117 CO 1.78 fail
Well, I replaced the plugs, boots, O2 sensor, changed the oil, ran 2 bottles
of 'guaranteed to pass' valve cleaner, and ran it very hard and very hot to
no avail. The numbers are still not good.
116k Dec 2008 HC 103 CO 1.99 fail - a bit worse than before.
I sent the RS2 (green) injectors out for refurbishment. I expect them back
today. It won't fix the problem, but it's good insurance since they were
used when I got them from a euro S2 (through Minhea) back in 2003.
It smells a bit rich too. I was really hoping for a bad G62 temp sensor to
be bad, but I had replaced it when I was doing all the coolant repairs and
it reads properly through Vag-com and a warm-up cycle.
Bob lent me some stock chips (haven't swapped yet) and the stock injectors
are currently in.
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Tom Mullane <tmullane at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's why I'm curious about the symptoms. You say "running rich" but
> I'm not sure why you think that is so. Smell? It sounds like you
> don't have any sort of digital readout indicating mixture via a
> wideband O2 signal, and you have no codes. So why do you think it is
> running rich?
> The cat is behind the O2 sensor. Its presence or absence is
> immaterial. The only real issue it can cause is when it becomes
> plugged and creates obstruction.
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Douglas Landaeta <dlandaeta at gmail.com>
> > okay, kinda was looking for that answer. no codes, I checked basic
> > with Vag-com. Everything is within range. The O2 adaptation was at the
> > a 37 I believe, where the range is 35-37. wideband?
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Tom Mullane <tmullane at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The catalytic converter has nothing to do with rich or lean. Look
> >> elsewhere.
> >> What are the symptoms? Codes? Limp mode? Are you using a wideband to
> >> monitor?
> >> Tom
> >> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:36:26 -0500
> >> From: Douglas Landaeta <dlandaeta at gmail.com>
> >> Subject: [s-cars] Running rich,...Stromung Kitty?
> >> To: "S-Car-List at Audifans.Com" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> >> Message-ID:
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> >> Well I can't find anything obvious as to why my UrS4 is running so rich.
> >> Is
> >> it possible that my catalytic converter is fried from some great track
> >> days
> >> last fall?
> >> It's a newer generation Stromung system, installed about 35k miles ago.
> >> Full(er) RS2 goodies CRB 6 speed - where 3rd gear did most of the track
> >> work
> >> for me.
> >> Already replaced O2, plugs, boots, temp sensor, oil. If so, where does
> >> find the right replacement cat?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Doug
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