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Old 08-14-2019, 01:37 PM
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Both the extenders mentioned here have an 1/8 hole for the gas to pass through but makes a pretty effective dam against the water. Some folks here had no luck with them but sometimes the setup is too much for anything to help.
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Originally Posted by Trash View Post
Just for more data I run that extender as well and have about 250 hrs of run time on the same O2 sensor.
He mentioned two. Are you referring to the Innovate Heat Sink Extender ?
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You might have to play with various washers to clock the intake port into the exhaust stream. It is actually designed to protect from overheat from a turbo application, but works well for errant water that may enter the exhaust.
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Originally Posted by Baja Rooster View Post
This guy has worked wonders for me.

EVIL ENERGY O2 Oxygen Sensor Bung M18x1.5 Copper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G81XZZT..._yjUuDbNF6YSVJ
That's pretty neat.. looks like Amazon has a bunch of different extenders but I wonder if they would be accurate with the o2 not in the exhaust stream and only a small hole in the extender.

I tried the Innovate heat sink and felt the readings were not accurate ..but that was when I had leaky headers ..
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Originally Posted by Baja Rooster View Post
This guy has worked wonders for me.

EVIL ENERGY O2 Oxygen Sensor Bung M18x1.5 Copper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G81XZZT..._yjUuDbNF6YSVJ
Did you get the same reading using that 90? Im fighting a boat right now that has lightning headers and kills sensors left and right.
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The way to keep those sensors alive is to use a cam that won't revert water. Or extend the exhaust way out dry. I gave somebody on here some crap about the extender recently, cuz those 90 degree extenders were invented to fool car ecm's with bad catalytic converters.
But in retrospect I can see how it could succeed in a boat. Boats often run at a steady state so they would have the same reading once the exhaust gas hits the sensor. Cars have constant change in the throttle position, so that's where my attitude came from.
I finally installed my own AEM kit literally yesterday and only ran it for a few minutes on muffs. It did not get wet even though EMI had put my sensor bung in horizontally. When I had them warranty out my riser they did the bung. I hadn't yet seen AEM's instruction to tilt it down at least 10 degrees, and don't mount it vertical. Apparently straight down burns them up and flat can hold moisture.
I'm looking forward to fine adjusting my carb. Then I'll pull off the sensor to save it.
You all that have sensor EFI don't get that choice so you need a solution that will let the sensor live.

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:06 PM
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I have run the innovate heat sink bung for years and never had an issue with the sensor getting wet and I have a pretty large cam. Jeff Wurl
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I went a bit overkill with protecting the FI O2 sensor, but in back to back testing it made no difference.

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Originally Posted by Baja Rooster View Post
I went a bit overkill with protecting the FI O2 sensor, but in back to back testing it made no difference.

So you got a good reading with all that?
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Originally Posted by NHGuy View Post
The way to keep those sensors alive is to use a cam that won't revert water. Or extend the exhaust way out dry. I gave somebody on here some crap about the extender recently, cuz those 90 degree extenders were invented to fool car ecm's with bad catalytic converters.
But in retrospect I can see how it could succeed in a boat. Boats often run at a steady state so they would have the same reading once the exhaust gas hits the sensor. Cars have constant change in the throttle position, so that's where my attitude came from.
I finally installed my own AEM kit literally yesterday and only ran it for a few minutes on muffs. It did not get wet even though EMI had put my sensor bung in horizontally. When I had them warranty out my riser they did the bung. I hadn't yet seen AEM's instruction to tilt it down at least 10 degrees, and don't mount it vertical. Apparently straight down burns them up and flat can hold moisture.
I'm looking forward to fine adjusting my carb. Then I'll pull off the sensor to save it.
You all that have sensor EFI don't get that choice so you need a solution that will let the sensor live.
The situation Im dealing with is I made the mistake of agreeing to my customer buying lightning headers, cam is fairly small, their headers are a TERRIBLE design and their o2 bung location is un-usable.
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