View Full Version : cold start issues

12-01-2014, 06:28 PM
I have an sr20 in an s13 and on a cold start, with my consult plugged in to my lap top, i see that once its warmed up (about 150F) the timing likes to stay around 16btdc at idle

And while cruising the afrs are rich. Between 12 and 13

BUT, if i turn the car off and back on... the timing goes back to what it should. At 15btdc with a little fluctuation at idle.

As well as the cruising afrs going back to between 14-15

Does anybody have any idea as to why this happening?

12-02-2014, 04:14 PM
So i was reading on open and closed loop and I'm wondering if my car stays in open loop for some reason. That is until i shut it off.

My o2 sensor also does some funky things at idle. Ive read that it should be fluctuating at idle.
Mine will fluctuate some, but then stay set on the rich side and stop fluctuating. It'd intermittent though.

I ordered an o2 sensor. Figured it wouldn't hurt to change it out either way.

12-04-2014, 07:39 AM
had a similar problem. it turned to be a bad fpr though.

12-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Op, you need to let the temp reach 80c to be considered warmed up. That's about 176f at that time the 02 signal should fluctuate about 10 in 5sec. Don't quote that.

Now after your warmed up and the 02sig has been caught by the ecu then the afr should be 14.5-15.2 at idle. If you are richer or leaner? You may need a return or do some more diagnosing.

I would also verify that timing, and
re-sync as well.

Sent from my Slightly Tuned Note 4!!!