Maintaining my car

Brian95SVT

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Hey everyone,
as some of you might know i finally got my re manufactured 1996 mustang gt motor from Jasper along with BBK Shorty Headers, BBK Catted X-Pipe and PI Intake manifold. I went to advanced auto today and got them to run a diagonostics test on my car to find out why my check engine light was on *i have 2k miles on my new motor keep in mind*
the codes were the following:
p0136: 02 sensor circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 2
p0156: 02 sensor bank 2 sensor 2
p0402: EGR Flow Excessive
p1401: Manufacturer control auxiliary emission controls

and i figured for sure it was my o2 sensors.

i have a couple questions

1. i have seen a couple posts of people saying they have "EGR Delete Kits" or something like that, what are they and what do they do?
2. what all should i do to maintain my motor and make sure shes tip top shape
3. how much is one of those diagnostic testers/where can i buy one
4. the lady at advanced auto said i should purchase the following to fix the problem *which i believe her but i want to cover all my ends you know*
EGR Valve w/ Gasket: $56.96 and
Bosch OE Type; 4 Wire; Heated; Upstream Sensor *i need 4* $76.46
all that is true?
5. is there any other places where i can get new o2 sensors for cheaper? 300 bucks to fix all 4 is kinda pricey but hopefully ill get my tax returns soon and i guess thats what they are going towards.

i cant wait for the feedback, thanks for always helping a fellow sn95 out
 

Pennywise2

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I went through the same thing with my mustang and I had to replace
all those parts so,don't feel bad :rollinglaugh:.Your car is running on a lean condition
and I would fix this as soon as you can.Replace all four of your 02 sensors
front and back.Also you will need a new EGR valve and gasket too.
After all this is installed have the code cleared and you should be fine.
 

97blackgt

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i think they make a cheapy scan tool fo0r like 50$ but its not worth it...the real scan tools are very expensive and also not worht buying unless u own a shop
 

96sohc

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Xcal2's will read codes, (it only displays the codes) and will clear them.
So as long as you have access to a reference to find out what the codes mean, you wouldn't need a scanner.
 

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