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Old 08-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Simple question. I'm sure it has been asked many times on here before. I'm like most people. I have a 2000 C5 6sp manual coupe and I have done an intake, long tube headers (w/cats) and a Corsa X-Treme axle back muffler system. Now I get the pesky check engine light (P0420) from the rear O2 sensors. Most of the tuners around here (Toledo OH) do only imports (sadly) and don't know the GM product.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Sounds like a result of the high flow cats, I had the same issue when I installed my LT headers and high flow cats, the only way I know of to resolve it is to have a tuner turn off that check in the PCM. That worked for me. otherwise its not an issue that will impact any performance.
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If you do a Google search for "tuning" , you should find lots of books, onsite courses and online courses designed for the beginner. Good luck!
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for posting a response. This thread sat dead for awhile. When I logged on today, Smokinvette had a very informative article on the left side of the page that dealt with the topic of tuning and how to learn more about it. They sited three websites: www.thetuningschool.com www.calibratedsuccess.com
www.masterenginetuner.com

They also posted an E-Mail resource:
Tunerlocator@cfl.rr.com You can E-Mail them with your make/model and list of mods and they will refer you to a tuner in your area. haven't actually pursued this just yet due to other time constraints but I will be doing so soon. Thanks again!
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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I purchased the HPTuners pro, but it wasn't much more than a paper weight until I took the tuning school, (where I got to dyno tune my own car and picked up over 100hp over a tuners work)
Now I have a decent understanding of the process, and can tune all of my cars, although Im a LONG way from being an expert
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