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lCopen problem

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Hursaa, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Hursaa

    Hursaa Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    My Copen's engine management light has come on and after taking it to the garage I have been informed that the Lambda Sensor has gone. Had a quote for "genuine part £200 or there about". Anybody had this problem before and if so where to purchase this sensor at a realistic cost :-((
     
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  2. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Lamda sensors are also called O2 sensors. There are two in the Copen. Do you know which one has gone?
     
  3. Hursaa

    Hursaa Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for reply,

    The sensor before the cat has gone, It's the grey one!!
     
  4. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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  5. Hursaa

    Hursaa Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks, I will look into it:)
     
  6. Nedryerson

    Nedryerson Copenworld Regular

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    It's not right what garages charge for simple repairs.

    I recall I had a flat spot with my 1.9 turbo Bora which was down to a sensor problem. The sensor (which was nothing more than a simple thermistor) cost next to nothing off EBay and installing it took around 15 minutes.

    I was at the VW dealer later on and overheard a customer being quoted £400.00 for the same job.

    Well, somebody has to pay for the showroom and the free coffee,

    Ned
     
  7. threepot

    threepot Copenworld Regular

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    Just use a universal 4 wire sensor and solder the connector on.

    I do it for pretty much all Daihatsu's because they are a bitch to get direct fit lambda sensors.

    You can buy a Bosch or Denso 4 wire univeral lambda sensor for about £30 from the likes of Eurocarparts.

    The only difference between a univeral sensor and a direct fit sensor is that one comes with a plug on the end.
     
  8. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Are you bloody serious!? Would there be any issues with using a universal for the MOT? The Irish MOT is very very strict on emissions, so I never bothered with universal parts.
     
  9. threepot

    threepot Copenworld Regular

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    Why do you think they would be different?

    ALL Lambda sensors output exactly the same.

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    I would have thought you know this.


    Just don't buy any cheap Lambda sensors, I only buy Denso, Bosch, and at a push Walker. Cheap ones don't last very long.
     
  10. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Very true, I never really looked too much into the emissions systems as our MOT is a minefield for that area of a car's road worthiness (along with rust).

    I do believe you have saved everyone here £100 if they know how to solder!
     
  11. threepot

    threepot Copenworld Regular

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    Most people just crimp the wires - universal sensors come with a set of crimps for the job. I prefer to solder them though because I am a tart like that.
     
  12. Number6

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  13. Colinthecupboard

    Colinthecupboard Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for all the above, helped a lot, I have read with interest & have also read other threads and researched widely over the web. Given that my original wire connector plug is melted a general fit part seems just the job so I have ordered a Denso DOX 113 (pre cat) sensor. Will report back with any problems otherwise £37 well spent !
     
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