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    Senior Member Bitsyncmaster's Avatar
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    Try unplugging the O2 sensor and see if that fixes or will change the run time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    Try unplugging the O2 sensor and see if that fixes or will change the run time.
    I agree with Dave. It takes a few minutes for the O2 sensor to heat up and start giving the lambda system the signals to adjust the mixture.

    Just unplug the sensor and see if it stays running. It won't hurt the car. Many owners run their cars without the O2 sensor plugged in all the time. I was one of them. I fought the Lambda system for a few years before I decided to go open loop.

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    If there was something amiss behind the drivers seat in the ECU electrical shelf, would that be causing some of this? It'd be easy enough for the OP to at least look in there and confirm everything is visually okay and connections are tight, etc.
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    OK - Stupid question - does it unplug somewhere on the motor ? From what I see it looks solid with no way to unplug it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceguy View Post
    OK - Stupid question - does it unplug somewhere on the motor ? From what I see it looks solid with no way to unplug it.
    Where it enters the drivers side wheel well (I think). Mine has been changed so that is from memory.
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    Thanks - I am loseing light, so will try again after work tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceguy View Post
    OK - Stupid question - does it unplug somewhere on the motor ? From what I see it looks solid with no way to unplug it.
    Go to your car - driver's side. Move the seat out of the way, lift the back carpet, and pull the wooden cover on the driver's side. Look around a bit - there will be a connector where two wires quick-connect - it will be a SINGLE wire connector. That's that place to unplug your O2 sensor.

    You'll get a good idea what it'll look like in this picture from DMCH's store website:

    #13 in the picture is your O2 sensor.

    http://store.delorean.com/c-337-2-3-...ucatalyst.aspx
    Last edited by DeLorean03; 02-17-2013 at 08:49 PM.
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    Actual snippet of a conversation from Sept 2013:

    Me: Eddie, I can't wait to get the car back when you're done with it.

    Eddie: Yeah, you'll be able to give the car gas, and it won't be - like - embarrassing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean03 View Post
    Go to your car - driver's side. ..........

    #13 in the picture is your O2 sensor.

    http://store.delorean.com/c-337-2-3-...ucatalyst.aspx
    It's supposed to be outside the car. Just inside of the left rear tire. If you find the connection inside, water and dirt are probably getting in through the hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCMW Dave View Post
    It's supposed to be outside the car. Just inside of the left rear tire. If you find the connection inside, water and dirt are probably getting in through the hole.
    Thank you Dave, I will be installing a rubber grommet now as part of my "holy crap this water pump replacement just got more interesting" winter downtime .
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    Actual snippet of a conversation from Sept 2013:

    Me: Eddie, I can't wait to get the car back when you're done with it.

    Eddie: Yeah, you'll be able to give the car gas, and it won't be - like - embarrassing....

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    When it dies, does it stumble and shudder like it's starving for fuel, or does it just shut off?
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