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Old 12-23-2006, 06:19 AM   #21
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plugs are coked in carbon

tail pipes are black
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:29 AM   #22
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plugs are coked in carbon

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Go to the auto parts store and buy an under hood (or hand held) fuel pressure gauge and check your pressure. I believe your super rich condition could also be leading to a "missing" symptom.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #23
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Update:

so I took it to a 'mazda' garage.

he believes the missing is due to a faulty coil pack and the rich conditions are due to a faulty AFM.

i have never changed these since owning the car.

I have sourced a good second AFM and coil pack.

I have also got myself a new water thermosensor, new PCV valve and plugs.

will fit these and report back.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #24
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I burned a 1/4 tank in less than 10 miles once when my AFM died...but thats when it actually freaked out, I'm surprised it actually ran lol
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:06 PM   #25
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just fitted the afm.

O2 sensor has died unfortunately. I can tell as it is no longer oscilating on my a/f guage. I ordered another 4 wire today.

Had a short drive and it may be too earley to say......but the car is allot more responsive, does not bog down and feels faster.

Will monitor over a week and report back.

Tomoz the water thermosensor will be replaced and so will the coil pack.

Fingers crossed.
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if you've added the 4-wire O2 sensor, do you have it wired so the heating element will turn off after it warms up? if you have it wired to a constant 12+v source, it could be killing it prematurily.
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I burned a 1/4 tank in less than 10 miles once when my AFM died...but thats when it actually freaked out, I'm surprised it actually ran lol
I opened mine up to tighten the spring. A few weeks later my wife and mother in law took my car on a trip and broke down 2 hours from home. The spring had broken. I drove up there to get them and drive the car back (women are so damn stupid) and it used an entire tank of gas in about 100 miles.
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if you've added the 4-wire O2 sensor, do you have it wired so the heating element will turn off after it warms up? if you have it wired to a constant 12+v source, it could be killing it prematurily.
The 4 wire o2 sensor has been wired as per the instructions on hakuna miata:

http://www.miata.net/hakuna/0004/aindex.htm

Also I changed the water thermosensor, coilpack and pcv valve yeasterday.

Did not notice anything apart from the fact its not hesitating now.

When i get the 4 wire sensor I will fit and monitor for a few weeks.

I am hoping my over rich condition will be cured now!:
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if you've added the 4-wire O2 sensor, do you have it wired so the heating element will turn off after it warms up? if you have it wired to a constant 12+v source, it could be killing it prematurily.
How did you wire yours to turn off? Looking for some ideas...

FWIW, I have never heard of killing your O2 sensor faster this way. I have my doubts that it works like that (12V heat kills it but 1500 degree exhaust does not) but I am open minded. What do you know about this?
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if you've added the 4-wire O2 sensor, do you have it wired so the heating element will turn off after it warms up? if you have it wired to a constant 12+v source, it could be killing it prematurily.
I talked to someone about this today. Their comment to me is that the factory units (on 4-wired cars) are on all the time. So, no, I don't think there is a problem running it all the time. That is, IMHO, not what will kill an O2 sensor.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:42 AM   #31
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i have changed the 4 wire o2 sensor.

before it was throwing code 17 - Oxygen sensor (output not changing)

but it is still hesitating and the MPG does not seem to have improved although my AF guage is now oscilating a gain.

could I hae wirw the heater wires incorrectly?

I have not checked for codes since the install tho.
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