std O2 sensor output table

The oxygen sensor can become contaminated by, but not limited to the following:

  1. Leaded fuel - leaded fuel is the most common cause of O2 sensor contamination. Lead particles can coat the ceramic element and the sensor cannot produce enough voltage output for either the computer or the gauge.
  2. Silicone - Sources are antifreeze, RTV silicone sealers, waterproofing sprays, and gasoline additives. Silicone tends to form a glassy coating.
  3. Carbon - Carbon contamination results from an excessively rich fuel mixture. Carbon in the fuel can coat the sensor, too.