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Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
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Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????

I have read about a few guys doing this and it working for them has anybody else had any success with this? And why would it work, what does it do? Things that make you go Hmmmm?
06-12-2008 02:21 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
AFAIK, just one. Hmm

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06-12-2008 03:02 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
DINO- I believe the original thought was to insulate the O2 sensor and keep it heated more. However, a heated O2 sensor will heat to 600-800 degrees and it will get to desired temp w/i minutes. Mine goes from open to closed loop w/i 200 ft from start up. The tin foil actually does nothing. Tin foil is not an insulator, it is a conductor of temp, etc.
The O2 sensor needs to "sense" both internal and external O2 and calculate the difference and that difference is sent to the ECU in the form of voltage from .1-1V.
The older sensors had a hole on the sensor sticking out of the pipe through which it could sense O2, the newer ones breath through the wires.
The tin foil falls in the category of myths.
If the driver got good mileage with his mods including tin foil and happen to be driving with a pink suit, it would be folly to think the pink suit was the cause of the good mileage.
However, there are some who swear by it.
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06-12-2008 07:23 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
rpatzer Wrote:The tin foil falls in the category of myths.
If the driver got good mileage with his mods including tin foil and happen to be driving with a pink suit, it would be folly to think the pink suit was the cause of the good mileage.
However, there are some who swear by it.


Swear by the pink suit? I'm not sure I want great mileage that badLaugh

I may try it some day when I'm setup just to see what happens. The tin foil not the pink suitSmile

Thanks for the info Bro
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
I use a tin foil hat to keep the bad thoughts out. Hmm

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06-13-2008 08:14 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
The tinfoil idea is from the water4gas book. It claims it helps the O2 sensor get up to operating temp faster. It claims the sooner the o2 sensor gets up to temp, the sooner it will go into closed loop, which may help milage.


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Dino Wrote:Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????

I have read about a few guys doing this and it working for them has anybody else had any success with this? And why would it work, what does it do? Things that make you go Hmmmm?
06-14-2008 11:04 AM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
My vehicle go to closed loop about 2 seconds after starting.Cool

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06-14-2008 06:59 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
Exactly! Although that's aweful fast, it doesn't take that long (maybe a couple minutes) for a vehicle to go into closed loop.


colchiro Wrote:My vehicle go to closed loop about 2 seconds after starting.Cool
06-14-2008 07:32 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
Thanks Bro for the info, I guess it doesn't do much of anything.



syncromon Wrote:The tinfoil idea is from the water4gas book. It claims it helps the O2 sensor get up to operating temp faster. It claims the sooner the o2 sensor gets up to temp, the sooner it will go into closed loop, which may help milage.


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Dino Wrote:Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????

I have read about a few guys doing this and it working for them has anybody else had any success with this? And why would it work, what does it do? Things that make you go Hmmmm?
06-14-2008 08:05 PM
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RE: Tin foil on the O2 sensor??????
How about the O2 spacers, do they do anything? Can you run them if you turn off your generator? Will it harm the engine?
06-15-2008 05:11 PM
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