are the lamda sensors on cav turbo and non turbo 16v the same.
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    are the lamda sensors on cav turbo and non turbo 16v the same.

    as above as mine keeps reading code 39 ive been tols its had it and its only 2 minutes old but is an aftermarket sensor made by hot wire.
    how much is the dealer part.

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    The EPC lists:

    LET O2 sensor - 90397524
    XE O2 sensor - 90009053 and 90397523

    I think the difference between them is that the Turbo lambda sensor works with a wider range. I don't think you can replace the turbo one with an XE one, maybe someone can confirm this....

    ...also I have a perfectly good spare BOSCH LET lambda sensor sitting in the garage.



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    the only difference between the sensors is one has a longer wire.

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    Erm, NO, it's not Lee. They operate different ranges. But, you're right about the length of the wires.
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    ok thanks for that i was told at billing they were all the same.

    i sit corrected.

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    The ecotec ones are well different too.

    Buying these cheep aftermarket ones it's economic because you just end up buying a proper one a week later


    Try and talk to someone who can get bosch or vauxhall discount.

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    im going to purchase a vauxhall item tomorrow i dont know anyone who can get me a discount the after market one definitely is faulty as i put my old one back on and no code 39 which was coming up on the after market so called new sensor.
    what should i expect to pay for a vauxhall item.

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    about 130, can't remember exact price, I got my one for 90, but that was the special discount rate I get.
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    Buying these cheep aftermarket ones it's economic because you just end up buying a proper one a week later
    I beg to differ Mr K! The two Bosch units ive had have both failed in a the space of about 2 days!
    My trusty Pattern one ive had for 6 months has never let me down!
    The Bosch ones just seem to go open circuit all the time
    Sir, please step away from the car

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    Allen you can get the LET Bosch ones from Gav for around 75 quid i think!
    Sir, please step away from the car

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    Try

    http://www.lambdasensor.com

    Ask for a quote on a Bosch sensor. I think its about 70 quid from them

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    have a look at the part numbers for a carlton 3.0 auto and non auto lmao
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    Right cleared up once and for all! I just phoned bosch and they said that the LET sensor is exactly the same as the XE sensor! The ecotec is different as it relys on a completely different system (resistance) instead of voltage output!
    The only differences between the two are lead length and possibly plug type apparently!
    I then went into the question of why my car keeps eating lambda sensors, followed by this quote "is your car chipped sir?" ermm yes? he says that the zirconia material has a range between 0.2-0.8v you go over that range with richness it knacks the probe!
    He reckons i should try and get hold of a different range one again (i.e 0.1-1v) this should solve the problem! he reckons alot of jap stuff will have this, but couldnt comment on this for obvious reasons!

    OK
    Sir, please step away from the car

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    Me and my mate swapped the sensor from a 16v to a turbo and it worked no problem and still is 18 months later.Although the wires are different lengths.This was in a Nova so the length wasnt a problem whether it would matter in a cav/calibra I dont know.
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