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Old 04-25-2008, 07:22 AM
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Narrowband A/F sensor & gauge ok?

I'm considering buying an air/fuel narrowband gauge to ensure proper tuning of the carb.
My home built hot rod is the first hot rod I've ever had. Same with the motor & the carb, so I will probably need all the help I can get.

Some says wide band is the only way to go, while others say that the narrowband sensor is of a great help too.

Any of you with experience with the narrowband sensor?

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with a narrowband your only going to see lean or rich, nothing from inbetween for how much ither way.... a cheap narrowband is only $20-30 but a cheap wideband is only $60-$80... A lot of VW's use widebands.. call 1-800 VW parts, they'll have the best price on a new 1 and maby even a good used 1.
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If it's a matter of money then I would recommend that you wait and buy the WIDE band unit. As already explained, narrow band won't give you the info you need to tune and make changes.

You'll be wanting to run rich (11:1) for power and lean (16:1) for mileage and cruise - narrow band won't give you specific A/F ratios.

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