Maintaining my car

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Brian95SVT, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. 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
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Brian95SVT

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    thats what the lady at advanced said,

    what about the other questions i had? any answers?
     
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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
     
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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.
     
  6. Brian95SVT

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    is that a tuner?
     
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    Yep.