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FoMoGo
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posted 01-18-2005 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FoMoGo   Click Here to Email FoMoGo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do they work or just another use less item?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-20-2005 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course they work. Back in the day we used them to check air/fuel ratio.

I still have my old one, but mine needs a new probe.

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FoMoGo
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posted 01-20-2005 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FoMoGo   Click Here to Email FoMoGo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me re-phrase the question. Is it more accurate then a tach. or vacuum gage????? Have you ever compared results with a oxygen sensor?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-21-2005 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It actually is an oxygen sensor, really. That's how it calculates air/fuel ratio, I believe.

Vacuum gauges and tachs are useful, and you can tune with them alone. AG analyzers will just give you another picture.

The only time anyone would really need one if if they need to keep an eye on the numbers to pass emission inspections. You can have a really good running engine that still blows dirty on the analyzer and all inspectors care about are numbers.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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FoMoGo
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posted 01-21-2005 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FoMoGo   Click Here to Email FoMoGo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard that these exhaust gas analyzers are slow to react to adjustments. Eastwood sells one with a digital read-out it measures the % of carbon monoxide in the exhaust & they provide a chart to convert that into the air/fuel ratio.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-23-2005 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As Steve indicated, they're basically an oxygen analyzer, which is dependent on the condition of the oxygen sensor -- and the sensor DOES go bad over time....

Personally, for performance tuning, I would rather invest in a Exhaust Gas Temperature gage and probe setup.

Ryan

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capri man
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posted 01-23-2005 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
alex REALLY needs one of those!!!!!!

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FoMoGo
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posted 01-24-2005 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FoMoGo   Click Here to Email FoMoGo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know what it is & what it does. From your replys it would make a good "Stink-O-Meter"

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