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Dave B.
02-10-2005, 10:21 PM
I got one of those Autometer air/fuel ratio gauges, and yes I know its only readable at wide open throttle, but does anyone know if its just supposed to peg all the way rich at WOT?

Its not good for anything if thats the case, does anyone know how to read one of these? and or know what exhaust gas temp an EGT should read for correct air/fuel mix?

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smashedheadcat
02-11-2005, 06:09 PM
What you need to do is go to a dyno, and read the EGT at the leanest point on the chart. Or just get take the highest EGT recorded throughout the whole graph. Not everyone mounts their thermocouple in the same place so there's really no way to tell you what your car should run at blindly. After reading the peak temp on the dyno, expect it to increase a touch when on the street due to increased load (spining rollers vs moving the car).

A typical production vehicle uses oxygen sensors that have a very narrow resolution. When you are cruising / idling (closed loop), the vehicle is concerned with maintaining an A/F ratio of 14.7 (stoich). When you put your foot on the floor and go into power enrichment (open loop), the factory sensors do not have enough resolution to tell you an exact A/F ratio. Any system that ties in to the factory oxygen sensors can only tell you if you are richer or leaner than 14.7.

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