Civic 3-stage vtec D15B "econo mode" not working

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  1. Civicbob

    Civicbob Senior Member
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    My car CEL seems to come on when the car is about to switch to lean burn mode, so the ECONO light on the dash does not illuminate. Tailpipe is sooty black and fuel consumption is increased.
     
  2. Izso

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    Pretty much sounds like a dead O2 sensor
     
  3. Civicbob

    Civicbob Senior Member
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    Ouch! This is a new O2 sensor (NTK) installed about month ago
     
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    Cannot check with OBD2?
     
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    If it's new - then you might have an issue with the distributor/coilpacks.
     

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