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how bad is it...

to drive with a CEL knock sensor?

It only comes on when I hit close to or over 3k rpm. when I start the car it doesn't automatically show up.
I've been driving it for probably a month with the CEL just been too lazy to pull the code.
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have you heard bad things about ebay ks's?

honda oem goes for 190...ebay $30.

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When a code is thrown like that, it doesn't necessarily mean that the actual part itself is defective.

It could be the wiring or the sensor itself which diagnosis is a must w/o throwing money at it when it may not be the culprit. It could be that maybe your engine is running way to lean, so in this case, the knock sensor detects it and throws a code. Honda has a KS there for a reason to detect knocks. This is why a diagnosis is a must. But hey, if you want to buy the KS and throw it on, go ahead, might just be that but like I said, it could be anything.
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i get that code too!!! i actuallt dont even have a ks... because i have a f22 block.... i see or feel any diferance
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i get that code too!!! i actuallt dont even have a ks... because i have a f22 block.... i see or feel any diferance
Which F22 are you talking about? F22Ax or F22Bx?
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Re: how bad is it...

I'll check the wiring and stuff before I fork out around $150 for a new one. How do I figure out if its running too lean?
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