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Rip off or not ? Lambda Sensor

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3_NDJ, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. S3_NDJ

    S3_NDJ Member

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    Hi all

    I need a bank 1 lambda sensor replacing i have been quoted 190 for a aftermarket part and 230 for a vag part this includes fitting ....

    Rip off or not ?

    Is this the correct part number

    Part number: 022 906 262 Q

    I have found a bosch one online on ebay priced at £69.99

    Are these a easy DIY job ????

    Thanks
     
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  3. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    They are expensive, but not that much mate, Euro Car Parts sell them too, so worth checking with them.

    Have you got the error code, as the S3 has 2 sensors on the car, both will Show as Bank 1, but it should then say S1 or S2, one is behind the engine and the other is by the cat.
     
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    Its definatly the one behind the engine i have a m8 who works at euro so ill try get some discount aswell ;) thanka nilz
     
  5. mattyboy199

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    soak it in vinager for a week should fix it up nicely, it did on my S2 sensor.
     
  6. S3_NDJ

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    Hmmm maybe im getting a quote on a fresh one tomo from euro car parts if its still a far amount i might have a go with some vinegar
     
  7. Nilz

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    Does the vinegar trick actually work though?

    Im sure the one on the wifes car is causing an issue, so wouldnt mind giving it a go if it saves some monies!!
     
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    i had to change mine the other day, but i just bought a second hand oem one off a breaking car. works fine and all for just £25 delivered
     
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    Is it easy access at the back of the engine ? Easy DIY job ?
     
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    If you get the charge pip off its easy enough! But i had a problem with mine where the threads had melted together so had to re-tap the hole. it would have been easy enough with out this problem though.
     
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    Ok no worries ill look into his before i hand it over to the garage lol cheers for the heeads up
     
  12. SoljahofSensi

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    If it helps, i got an NGK b1s2 sensor off ebay last year as was almost half price of the bosch ones which were £110ish at the time i think
     
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    Ahh sweet m8 but i have managed to find one for 69.99 and its bosch so ill probs get that one and ask how they will charge in labour to fit it
     
  14. Nilz

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    Thanks nilz i have contacted him waiting for a reply .... Good Find :)
     
  16. Nilz

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    No probs mate, hopefully you will get it sorted and save a few bob too :)
     
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    If it is seized, it is a pain of a job.

    Rick
     
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    buy a cheep open end spanner and cut it in half make doing it DIY a lot easer
     
  19. mattyboy199

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    the vinager soak worked....been going strong for a year, no fault codes & mpg is spot on.
     
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