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Old 02-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Nice and quick. About a week ago, we had alot of rain, alot-lot of rain. My garage floods, no big deal, I clean up around the cars. I jack mine up to get ready to install my enthuza exhaust. I pull of the old cat(set on loosely just to hold the downpipe up) and water comes out.

My AEM UEGO got wet. Is it worth trying to fix/repair/hope & pray or should I jsut invest in a new one.
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Are you sure its ruined?

A lot of the exhaust gases are actually water vapor, so its designed to come into contact with water (even if it is very hot and vaporized water)
But I suppose being submerged in liquid water may do something different.
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Only the sensor got wet?

You can get replacement sensors over the whole thing in case you were not aware.
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Only the sensor got wet?

You can get replacement sensors over the whole thing in case you were not aware.
naw dude

They have a special encoded sequence that is shared by the sensor and gauge, so you have to use the same sensor with the same gauge forever.
If you try to hook a different sensor up it will open a temporal vortex and the universe will be transported to a different dimension where hondas are fast and miatas are driven by hetrosexuals.
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replace sensor. profit
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Thanks for the quick replies.

I'll start the car tomorrow and see if the sensor is fubar'd. If it is, i'll just swap it or wire my own replacement in.

I was pretty bummed at first but, the price has gone down alot on the AEM's and i'm glad that nothing else was ruined in the flood........Florida Keys
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shake it out well and let it hang dry with the tip down then id give it power and let it sit for ~20 min. see if that makes it start responding.
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naw dude

They have a special encoded sequence that is shared by the sensor and gauge, so you have to use the same sensor with the same gauge forever.
If you try to hook a different sensor up it will open a temporal vortex and the universe will be transported to a different dimension where hondas are fast and miatas are driven by hetrosexuals.
Lulz, I just read that.
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before you start your engine turn your car to on and let sensor warm up so that gauge reads - - -
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Well at least you found the problem before you applied power and set the sensor trying to brew coffee in your downpipe. I doubt the controller would have liked that.

I think the UEGO uses the same bosch sensor as the LC1. If so you can get a replacement for $79 from diy Bosch LSU4.2 5-wire, wide-band O2 sensor DIYAutoTune.com
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I think the UEGO uses the same bosch sensor as the LC1. If so you can get a replacement for $79 from diy Bosch LSU4.2 5-wire, wide-band O2 sensor DIYAutoTune.com
Can't you get the same thing cheaper at O'Reilly?

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I remember reading somewhere it was the Bosch 17014 part number. Either way the pic looks EXACTLY like what is connected to my LC-1 controller.
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I think the UEGO uses the same bosch sensor as the LC1. If so you can get a replacement for $79 from diy Bosch LSU4.2 5-wire, wide-band O2 sensor DIYAutoTune.com

You think, but alas, you do not know.




Sensor is fine; if it was wet and then powered on it would be a different story.
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Well at least you found the problem before you applied power and set the sensor trying to brew coffee in your downpipe. I doubt the controller would have liked that.

I think the UEGO uses the same bosch sensor as the LC1. If so you can get a replacement for $79 from diy Bosch LSU4.2 5-wire, wide-band O2 sensor DIYAutoTune.com
Same sensor, different connector:

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t32605-2/#post389237

If you can pull the pins on the half round LSU4.2 and use the old square AEM connector, it'll work.

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Thanks guys. I'll power it up tonight and then get a new sensor if needed.
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I have an extra sensor, so let me know if you need it.
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shake it out well and let it hang dry with the tip down .
Are we talking about widebands or bathroom etiquette?
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I have an extra sensor, so let me know if you need it.
I need it! 2 wb's 1 sensor to share, ***** weak.

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Are we talking about widebands or bathroom etiquette?
Both really, now that you mention it.
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