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I have a 2008 Pontiac G8 3.6L it's a great car except I am

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I have a 2008 Pontiac G8 3.6L it's a great car except I am having this issue with error code P2178 showing rich on idle bank 1. I have cleared the code many times and it keep coming back, I thought it was the K & N cold air kit I installed, so I bought a power chip, plug in style to the OBDII port under the dash, didn't really do any thing except to extend the time between it setting the code again. Something else must be wrong since I have cleared it a dozen times now in normal driving.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My Name is ***** ***** for posting your question to just answer. I am a ASE Certified Master Auto Technician with 20 years experience. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.Please remember I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies to get to a satisfactory resolution.I also try to give all of the information you may need expecting a positive rating.

OK, So does you cold air intake air filter require oiling?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No- It doesn't require it, but it can be done- I haven't oiled it at all- it is dry
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm a backyard mechanic, not an expert, but know enough to be dangerous I guess
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 11 months ago.

The error code could be related to the Mass Air Flow Sensor or an injector leaking

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You are saying I need to do another scan with more information to find the real problem ?
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK- I guess I will have to keep looking, That's all for now
No further charges please, I will take it from here !ThanksDave
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 11 months ago.

Let me know if you can get a scanner with some data and I can assist further.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for your response, I'm still working on it. I will let you know !
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 11 months ago.

Ok.

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