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Old 04-14-2002, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question Check engine light fix.

My check engine light is on and I pretty much know why. I had a muffler shop to customize a downpipe for me and leave the cats out. My car really seems to suffer on the top end now, say above 5700 rpm. Could this be due to the CEL or something else? I tried to use the search function, but apparently it has been disabled. Any clues of where to buy a fix for the CEL or better yet how to fix it rather cheaply. I think I remember hearing something about using resistors, but of course I can't find it.

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Old 04-14-2002, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2002, 01:53 PM   #3
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Well, that link didn't work! Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-14-2002, 02:07 PM   #5
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My check engine light is on and I pretty much know why. I had a muffler shop to customize a downpipe for me and leave the cats out. My car really seems to suffer on the top end now, say above 5700 rpm. Could this be due to the CEL or something else? I tried to use the search function, but apparently it has been disabled. Any clues of where to buy a fix for the CEL or better yet how to fix it rather cheaply. I think I remember hearing something about using resistors, but of course I can't find it.

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no the cel for cat innefeciency doesnt hurt perfromance.

an improperly designed downpipe could tho....
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Old 04-14-2002, 02:21 PM   #6
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no the cel for cat innefeciency doesnt hurt perfromance.

an improperly designed downpipe could tho....
The reason that I asked is because the car was much quicker before with the same modifications. Now it seems as if it is dying in higher rpms. You can actually feel the wall that it hits around 5700 rpm. The lower end doesn't feel to be affected.
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Old 04-14-2002, 05:28 PM   #7
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im selling a mil that i bought but never used for 20 bucks. pm me if interested.

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Old 04-14-2002, 05:55 PM   #8
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I fixed my CEL by finally replacing the ECU with a Link ECU.

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Old 04-14-2002, 06:38 PM   #9
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What does your new custom downpipe look like?
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:21 AM   #10
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My check engine light is on and I pretty much know why. I had a muffler shop to customize a downpipe for me and leave the cats out. My car really seems to suffer on the top end now, say above 5700 rpm. Could this be due to the CEL or something else? I tried to use the search function, but apparently it has been disabled. Any clues of where to buy a fix for the CEL or better yet how to fix it rather cheaply. I think I remember hearing something about using resistors, but of course I can't find it.

Thanks,

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Have you actually PULLED the code?

I was working with two of my midwest boys WRX's this last thursday and we were logging sharp drops in timing on their WRX's past 5500 RPM (where it normally shoots up)

Both cases were due to EGT probes. We pulled the probe, did the resistor mod, and they are back in serious action.

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Old 04-15-2002, 07:02 PM   #11
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Have you actually PULLED the code?

I was working with two of my midwest boys WRX's this last thursday and we were logging sharp drops in timing on their WRX's past 5500 RPM (where it normally shoots up)

Both cases were due to EGT probes. We pulled the probe, did the resistor mod, and they are back in serious action.

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I haven't done that. I will try it out though. I sure hope that it solves the problem. Thanks!
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