Friday, 2 September 2016

Decisions, decisions...

Today I went out with a borrowed OBD II reader and took a look at a check engine light issue on my car, the old gray beast. The gray beast is old, starting to rust, has a nice dent on one side but it rides nice. The other day the yellow, you have a problem, check engine light came on. I did a hard reset by undoing the battery and killing the power for a count of ten. This worked and cleared the unit but the light came on a day later.

Now I know what the issue is. The error code is PO 137 which translate into O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2). This narrows down the issue to the following:


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  • Defective Oxygen Sensor/Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
  • Defective Oxygen Sensor/Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater circuit
  • High Fuel Pressure
  • Defective Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Defective sensor wiring and/or circuit problem
  • PCM software needs to be updated
  • Defective PCM
So here is the conundrum that I face. This car is very high mileage and is slated to be replaced next year. It has passed the e-test whicht means I can keep it on the road for another two years if needed before another e-test. The car is one hundred percent paid off and any use I get from it is gravy. The effect of the O2 sensor fault on the driving is limited to a little loss in mileage. My conundrum is this: do I risk replacing the sensor and have the issue be something else? With the age of the car, is this the start of repair after repair as various sensors and parts fail? Do I just say the heck with it and take it to the wreckers now and we rely on one vehicle? 

Well it looks like I have a few decisions to make in the near future. 

Enough of this, here are a few links for you to think about. Once again here is the warning that some of these links are political in nature. 



I read this last night and thought from the title the article this would be another Rambo story, boy was I wrong. Here is the situation: You drive over to a home you own but is vacant only to find squatters have taken up residence. The squatters are druggies and are armed. You are a firearms instructor and are also armed. It is the United States and you have the right to use deadly force to protect you property. So what do you do?  

It looks like the Uber drivers are not the only ones whose jobs are threatened by driverless vehicles. The farmhands who drive the tractors should also be looking over their shoulders.

There you are in a court room, the business of law and justice unfolding all around you when this happens, everything stops and people turn to look at you...

Well this is going to leave a mark...   

While we here in Canada wring our hands over gun control across the pond the Swiss have an all together different attitude. The response of the Swiss to the EU over gun control is what one would expect. 

Well I really have to get going. I'm off to get the stuff together so I can mail some forgotten things to the gang in Germany. Until the morrow that's it from up here, North of Disorder. 

 



ty o2 sensor Exhaust leak near the rear sensor Plugged catalyst Short to voltage on O2 signal circuit High resistance or open on O2 signal circuit Engine running very rich or lean Engine misfire condition Fuel pressure very high or low - fuel pump or pressure regulator

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

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Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

Read more at: https://www.obd-codes.com/p0137
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