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Old 10-08-2002, 03:58 PM
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has anyone spliced the Bosch "3 wire" o2 sensor? to save money?

hello everyone

i'm wondering if anyone has opted to save 70.00+ dollars and bought the cheaper oxygen sensor for 40.00...the cheaper sensor calls for cutting and splicing factory wires...whereas the higher priced 110-120.00 OEM has a "terminated" wire plug set up....

any thoughts?

do you all think it's worth it to cut and splice
or say screw it and spend the hundred and change...
help
any horror stories?
any praise/testimonials?
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:24 PM
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I did it with a Bosch "universal " sensor. I can post the part number if any wants it. It was a simple job but I can't say anything positive or negative, since the o2 sensor wasn't my problem.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:29 PM
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was it an easy install?
is there a DIY on here that shows how to?
i heard that it is underneath the car is that true?
thanks cap, also did you see my post for the slk thread of yours?
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:35 PM
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o2 sensor

Have you checked this place out http://buyoxygensensors.com/
I did a look up for your car (92 300CE) the price is $109.99 for the correct three wire terminated type, they also offer the universal type. I have bought from them and have been impressed with there cost and fast shipping.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:47 PM
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hey rsh...
funny that you mentioned that website, cause that's the one i was going to buy from...i'm just wondering if there's no difference between spending 109.00 or 39.00 (plus a little work)...

thanks again for checkin for me though
i do appreciate it
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:25 PM
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A $70 connector.

I asked the same question. I found out he parts are all the same, they do the same thing the same way, except for the three wire, which I think is a just for a heater.

I did it on my wifes Peugeot and it worked just fine.
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:43 PM
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The procedure is 07.3 5303 in the CD. I can try to email it to you if you want me to.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:00 PM
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that would be awesome cap.

so i'm getting the feeling that i should say "fo-gettaboutit" to the "$70.00" connector, and go ahead and splice?
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1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
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Oops!

I thought I knew how to save the file in Acrobat but I'm not succeeding. Anybody know how?
Mush, I didn't say try it, I just said I did it with no ill effects.
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got it...
hmmm now just got to figure out how hard of a job and where the sucker is...
thanks again
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1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

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1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:36 PM
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You should be able to select the "graphic" you want and paste it using the Graphic Select tool icon. It is usually found in the second row of icons in Adobe Acrobat, under the Email icon in the first row.

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It's on the top of the exhaust pipe in front of the catalytic converter. It will have an aluminum shield snapped onto it and a shielded wire at the top. These unplug from the harness a few inches from the sensor. Find a wrench that fits and unscrew it. Lay both sensors out and cut the plug off the old and with a crimping tool install them on the new sensor. Put some anti seize compound on the threads and install the new sensor and plug it up. Here's where it gets sticky. You may have to erase the fault code if the check engine light came on. For that you'll need more than my help.
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:26 PM
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ok i just got lost in all of that...
maybe i should spend the 70.00 extra and get the easier...plug in pull out set up...
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel (soon to be "powered by VEGGIE") - dolphin silver

1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:33 PM
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Check out the topics on this page:
http://business.baylor.edu/Richard_Easley/autofaqs/main.htm

and note this one specifically:
http://business.baylor.edu/Richard_Easley/autofaqs/o2sensor.htm

I am going to do the same with mine.
Good luck, (to us all).
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