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rear floor getting real hot lately...

just curious if anyone had a cat get plugged and notice the floor behind the center console generating some heat?

i dont believe its my flowmaster muffler since its further away than the stock muffler also the heat shield is intact, and it started just recently but getting hot faster on shorter drives [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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Re: rear floor getting real hot lately...

It's not a plugged cat - it's the engine running rich. The cat is working fine, but it's gonna burn itself up soon. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: rear floor getting real hot lately...

Thanks for pointing that out Steve, i have noticed a rich fuel smell out of the tailpipe lately (when i get out) and lost about 1.5 mpg in fuel economy, i checked for codes but i have none however i believe the O2 sensor can get dirty, read wrong and not throw a code, am i right?

Its just a standard bosch sensor (dont think its platinum tipped) approx 3 years old, maybe i should just swap it out. anything else that could cause it to be running rich that wont throw codes, i have a K&N air filter and its clean, so i can rule that out...
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Re: rear floor getting real hot lately...

Mine has a rich smell when I shift out of overdrive for hills and passing ( or just head wind [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] ), but mine has never thrown out a code. Mine also seems to run a little lean when in overdrive, that's what I can't figure out - guess it has something to do with the rpm's with the same throttle pos - but back to the subject... I would sure hope that it wouldn't be the sensor going bad, seeing as how its only a few years old, but I guess it could happen.
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