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Premptive detection of codes or cel appearing

Old 11-09-2017, 12:56 PM
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Default can a scanner be used to monitor fuel mixture imbalances b4 it kills the cat?

Is there a way to routinely "DIY" monitor you cars systems to alert you as to a potential problem coming up before lights and codes appear?
Ive noticed (reading only) that IMs on a scanner informs you to combustion/fuel data in terms of range in %. When those % swing out of the allowable % ranges,contaminates (oxides and even blowby & more?)become significant enough to begin fouling the cats and possibly other components.
Can scanners or even code readers give us data we can use to accomplish this preventative smog maintenance?


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