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Hey Doug, Thanks for the return calls, advice and the moral support. It was VERY frustrating at times.
Yes thank you to all !!!
you are preaching to the choir.....after 3.5 engine pulls and various set backs on my first 911 and rebuild, I do feel very confident about the effort. I was confident the bottom end was correct. Flipping is in my plan but finding a broken 996/997 is not as easy as my first purchase. Boxsters are everywhere but not so desirable and the 996 "flat side panels " are, well, not so sexy to the porsche purist. But what fun.. I'm thinking of just building motors on the side and putting them in broken cars. I'm in commercial real estate biz which ...........sucks right now!!
Heres' the old girl. Of course, the first day I get it running in VA, its raining and I have a long gravel driveway. My 13 year old son and I had the best wet drive home from school today !! Looking forward to a sunny day, and top down, and a long cruise through the shenandoah mountains. yeah, it's a funky color but I bought it not running for $8k. Thanks again to all !!!
actually didn't know how to do that. my mistake, my intent was to acknowlege all of you as best answer what a relief !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and clay on floor AND in car and on car and on mats and on me , and pulling my hair out !!.... relief
Logray, Dharn55, 987-RDC, dcdrechsel,RFM, txhokie4life, and Ahsai, Thank all of you for your help !! I thought I was going to have to purchase a pistol and blow my brains out before Obama outlawed them. The car runs perfectly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First, I had a clogged fuel filter that my wife so easily diagnosed second, installed variocam plunger upside down on bank 2. third, I did not install lower intake manifold gaskets and had a vacuum leak, fourth, my injectors were undersized for a 3.6 and I reused the old o-rings. I replaced withe 3.8's from 987_RDC ( they are beautiful and thank you) and with new o-rings. and fourth ....wait for it........... I had the bank 1 o2 sensor wires reversed, (pre 02 wire to post cat and post o2 wire to pre cat ) because I bought cheap replacements and they were "white" and I mismarked them. When I went to swap bank1 to bank 2 O2 sensors to work on misfire, I checked orientation of the black and grey O2 wires and they were reversed on bank 1. all the voltages are now right on the money dand rove for 40 minutes and no CEL's. It was beautiful Thanks to all of you, I can rest now momentarily and an my wife can see that my mood is much better !! third
I'm not sure if your generic OBD2 scan tool can read the post-cat O2 sensors, but the readings you got are likely pre-cat sensors.Although, at this point focus on the pre-cat reading of -4V and -6V which is way off.Again, I would not use the ebay version unless it is genuine Bosch. It could be providing the bad reading.For a 99 model year car, I bought my Bosch sensors on Amazon here (they are identical to the Porsche version):Pre cat: $72.24http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-13564-Oxygen-Sensor-Fitment/dp/B000BZG6WAPost cat: $77.82http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-13723-Oxygen-Sensor-Fitment/dp/B000BZG79C gonna swap em tonight, check cat and readings and report back. fingers crossed...again
No more $$ to throw parts at it and too afriad to drive with all of the codes. don't want to hurt my new engine.
If the $39 one is not Bosch and is not an original sensor throw it in the trash. Do you still have the old one laying around? Yes, swapped it with no luck but that was before I installed the missing intake manifold gaskets on !!!
Which data is for the post and which for the pre-cats. I am not that familiar with the OBD II terms; shrt FT and long FT ????
Also, the car had coolant in the exhaust (intermix) when i bought it and it sat for months. I am wondering if i have a clogged, shot cat. I am going to swap o2s first and then take off bank 1 cat and look in there anyway. Hope to find a rats nest, clogged or something obvious.
just a note. I replaced b1 s1 o2 with a new sensor when I rebuilt, but keeps showing it as P0130 and p1128. It was $39.00 on ebay. Could I have purchased a defective one? I will swap with the stock b2 s1 sensor and see what happens.
my writing was sloppy but I initially t My mistake , it varied between -4 and -6 engine running and warm yes, ecu reset, battery dissconnected I will reset ecu, swap pre cat o2s and post new data. thanks
No, b1s1 connected but bought a generic O2 .Loren said that the 02 sensors are specific to before and after cat ? this true. ? if so, I bought two of the same. problem ? o2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 (v) was between (approx.) -41.6 and .598. o2 Bank 2 Sensor 2(v) was between (approx.) -.38 and -.400 shrtft B1 S1, between -8.6 and 13.3 shfrt B2 S1 between -0.8 and 1.6 shrt FT1 % between -22.7 and -25 LONG FT 1% steady at 26.6 shrt FT2 % between -0.8 and 1.6 LONG FT 2% -19.5