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Old 10-01-2007, 01:01 AM
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Generic Oxygen Sensors

I have a 2000 C280, 55m. At 44m, I needed a driver rear O2 sensor. Now I have code P0150, Bank 2, Sensor 1, or passenger front O2 sensor. Isn't the replacement interval for these more modern O2 sensors now around 100m? Looking at online pricing, the fronts are 30-40% more expensive then the rears, I assume meaning that all the parts are different even right versus left. I take it this means you can't use the generic O2 sensors available on ebay for ~$25? I just changed the O2 sensor on my 1991 300CE with a generic and it seems fine so far.


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Old 10-01-2007, 07:35 AM
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O2 Sensor

In my experience the difference between generic and car specific is that you must splice the generic sensor into the car's wiring system. The car specific sensor simply plugs into the system.

Generic is my choice, but be sure to solder the wire splices.

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Old 10-01-2007, 07:56 AM
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Generic sensors are OK for cars upto 1996, after that you most likely would be in trouble with a generic sensor!

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