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Has anyone tried spark plug anti-fowers?

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Has anyone tried spark plug anti-fowers?
Some say they work, others not so much. I have a pseudo-theory though that people don't handle their O2 sensors with enough care and boink it up sometimes. Just an idea, nothing more.

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Has anyone tried spark plug anti-fowers?

I've had my eye on them but it has been nearly a month with a few hundred miles since I installed my longtubes and I haven't needed them yet. I will double check to make sure my Brenspeed Street tune indeed has the rear O2 sensors turned on(my Race tune certainly does not) but it looks like they did a great job tuning my car.
 
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I've had my eye on them but it has been nearly a month with a few hundred miles since I installed my longtubes and I haven't needed them yet. I will double check to make sure my Brenspeed Street tune indeed has the rear O2 sensors turned on(my Race tune certainly does not) but it looks like they did a great job tuning my car.
Educate me please, my rear O2 sensors are turned off, are you saying that my plugs will foul sooner because of this?

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Educate me please, my rear O2 sensors are turned off, are you saying that my plugs will foul sooner because of this?

No no, you can use anti foulers on your O2 sensors to back them out of the exhaust stream to help not trigger a CEL. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. You kinda just have to give it a shot.

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Educate me please, my rear O2 sensors are turned off, are you saying that my plugs will foul sooner because of this?
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No no, you can use anti foulers on your O2 sensors to back them out of the exhaust stream to help not trigger a CEL. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. You kinda just have to give it a shot.

Exactly. The rear O2 sensors need to be on to pass emissions rediness tests, and the anti-foulers just reduce the sensitivity of the sensors so they don't trigger a CEL.
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I just got the p0059 code this morning. Cleared it and it came back later on. I don't notice any drive ability issues. I have bbk long tubes and off road x. Is this a bad problem where I wouldn't want to drive the car for the rest of the week? Till I can get it looked at?
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First post in probably a year, reviving dead posts can serve a purpose...

Do you have the extensions hooked up?
More than likely the car is driveable, but it will run very rich.


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I figured I'd just add to this thread instead of start a new one with almost the same problem....

Yes, o2 extensions are hooked up I just crawled under there.
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FYI : P0059 Ford - HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 2 Sensor 1



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So then is bank 2 the passenger side?

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FYI : P0059 Ford - HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 2 Sensor 1



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Can't remember which bank is L and R, but regardless, sensor 1 is one of the pre-cat wideband O2's. The trick to all of this is your extensions aren't really hooked up, they just appear that way... I'd also recommend removing both of them at the same time, or they'll be off balanced.


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Can't remember which bank is L and R, but regardless, sensor 1 is one of the pre-cat wideband O2's. The trick to all of this is your extensions aren't really hooked up, they just appear that way... I'd also recommend removing both of them at the same time, or they'll be off balanced.
im not following you, on the extensions not being hooked up.

any way to test the o2 sensor to see if its bad before I go and buy a new one?

also in reading through the pages sounds like strany had p0059 as well and that was his passenger side so I would assume bank two is passenger side.
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Remove both O2 sensor extensions. The factory harness will reach. You just have to unclip the wiring harness from the back of the engine block and I think at a spot of two on the transmission then the factory connectors will drop down far enough to reach the sensors.

After you've done that then clear the code and drive around for a while. If the light stays off then you're good to go. If it comes back on. Take both of your primary (pre-cat) O2 sensors and swap the sides they are installed on and reconnect them. If the light comes on again read the code and see if it's still telling you it's from bank 1 or if it is now from bank 2.

If the code changes then it's probably sensor. If the code is the same then you might have another issue.
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whats the best way to get at the clip for the factory harness? can I get to it on the top of the engine from the passenger side? or is it something I need to access underneath?

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