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Old 10-08-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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Anybody running spacer on O2 sensor?

I gotta go through emissions next week and have a check engine light (cat gutted). Is anybody running catless and having luck running a spark plug extender spacer on their rear O2 sensor (no check engine light)? Just wondering if it's worth trying. Thanks for your help.
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I asked about this myself a few months ago, got no reply.

I believe they are called spark plug nonfoulers?
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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I have seen 3 or 4 people who have run them and had no more CEL's . I think that it can be hit and miss though.


Delorean you are correct... they are anti foulers or non foulers.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Thanks guys-I would still like to see some people speak up about this if possible. You can get the non foulers at Autozone correct?
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The anti-foulers are about $6-8 for a pack of 2 at the local Advance Auto Parts.



Depending on the emissions check, if they just plug into OBD2 and take a reading, the anti-foulers should work. If they put a sniffer in your tailpipe, then you're SOL.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #6
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Double up two of the long anti foulers. You will have to drill out the one on top before the o2 sensor will fit in it...
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #7
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Thanks! That's great!

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Hey Adam, I'm not sure what year they stop sniffing the pipe at the emissions, but I just got mine done in Sept and all they did was plug up the ODBII, no sniffer. But in '05, they did both.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:00 PM   #9
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They only sniff in CT if your CEL comes on during the test or they can't get a reading form the OBD port.Thanks for your help guys. srp: can you elaborate about drilling out?
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It's pretty simple. Find a drill bit the same size or a little bit bigger then the head of the o2 sensor. I want to say 1/2" is good but it may be bigger... You'll see exactly what I mean when you goto screw the o2 into the anti fouler...
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