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How to replace engine bay lambda sensor?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ravi, Oct 1, 2010.

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    Guys,
    How easy is it to replace the lambda sensor in engine bay?

    do i need to get a garage to replace it?

    thanks
    ravi
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    sorry, i have a S3, year 2000, apy engine.
    cheers
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    thanks, do i need to remove any engine parts to get to it?
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    I had to remove the strut brace but i don't think the APY's had one. You could remove the chargepipe to make things easier but it can be done with it staying on
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    I removed the inter-cooler inlet hose that runs along the top of the engine and this made it easy to access the lambda sensor. As sandip points out - proper tools always make the job easier, especially when access is limited as you will find out. It's a 30 minute job with a cold engine and proper tools. I spent a good hour on this as I neither had a proper tool to reach the lambda or the time to wait for engine to cool down :)
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    thanks guys
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