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Hey guys,


First off, I have a 95 4.6 SOHC, with stock EEC.
Remember my car is a "race car", never to see the street again.

I'm removing the stock fuel tank, carbon canister and all that crap, which will throw my MIL light on. With that on, does the EEC go into kind of a "Limp Home" mode where it just goes to a pre-set fuel trim, or will it still operate like it should?

If I get a new set of pipes, w/o cat housings (I dont have any cats now, but want to get "straight pipes" for maybe a little more power, and maybe a good bit louder so I can hear the car) If I just eliminate the down stream O2 sensors, will that have any effect on performance either, or again, just kick the light on?

Thanks guys, may sound a little dumb, but its just stuff I need to know,


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removing o2 sensors will kick on the light for sure, I know lonnie makes a chip to turn them off, no idea about the other one though, but some info is better than no info
 

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Removing emissions devices will not throw the car into limp home mode. Your light will come on, but it won't hurt your performance at all. That being said, you might want to spend the money to get a chip cause it will give your car a noticable increase in performance, especially if you have them advance the timing to run some race gas.

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coggonobrien said:
what is and where is the carbon canister?
It is in the passenger side front fender and it filters any gas fumes generated in the fuel tank from exansion or pressure
 

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Thanks guys, I'm not really worried about the light coming on, its a race car, and it'll feel right at home with the air bag light, and abs light :) Hehehe. I just wanted to make sure I didnt HAVE to buy a chip or anything. I know with racing I probly should, but I'm planning to pick up an explorer engine sometime through the year for a spare for this season, and a winter project for the 2008 racing season, so I'd end up buying another chip anyway.

MadMikeyL, do these engines hold up decent to race gas? Nothing crazy, probly something like VP C-17, or VP CMP. I know from experience that VP C-46 likes to eat aluminum, QUICK LOL.

Thanks again for the info guys,

Brandon
 

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BLittle500 said:
...I know with racing I probly should, but I'm planning to pick up an explorer engine sometime through the year for a spare for this season, and a winter project for the 2008 racing season, so I'd end up buying another chip anyway...
You wouldn't have to buy another chip, just buy another program or have it reflashed for ~$50.
 
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