o2 sensor important?

Discussion in 'GENERAL R DISCUSSION' started by Danroyd, Mar 13, 2018 at 10:04 AM.

  1. Danroyd

    Danroyd Member

    Jun 20, 2017
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    hey my o2 sensor isnt working (the first one) is it worth getting a new one? how important is it?
  2. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

    May 26, 2008
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    I'd say it's worth replacing because there's no closed-loop operation without it. - Having said that, it's not like a more modern car that will trim the entire fuelling table based on the lambda sensor.

    When mine went it was the wires that had snapped, an I just put a second-hand sensor it. - It's a three-wire titania sensor (rather than a zirconia sensor), if that helps you find one.

    That second probe is just a temperature sensor for the catalytic convertor; it lets you know when it's so hot that you might set something on fire.

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