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Old 09-17-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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99 Legacy SUS (2.5)

I have been experiencing a dip in mileage and have taken care of Plugs, wires, etc...

Heard that the ONLY O2 sensor that affects your mileage and performance is the Pre-cat (3-wire). However, a parts person at a Sub. dealership said that both are of equal importance. However, I can unplug the post-cat and no CEL is thrown???

Basically, I need the straight poop on O2 sensors. FACT not OPINION please. It seems strange that the post cat (4-wire) would cost 2-3 times more, but not have any affect on performance. TIA.

Also, could a universal 3 wire be adapted to the 4 wire? I know you'd lose a lead (Most likely the ground) but don't know if that would cause problems, or if the loss of the negative rail is inconsequential as this is DC not AC power.
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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fact: its o2 sensor, not 02.

i know when my rear sensor went out i got bad mileage, it was throwing a cel at that time, i replaced it and everything is fine now

im all out of facts for now
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