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wideband o2 sensor wtf!!

Old 01-20-2006, 02:24 PM
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my buddy is letting me borrow his innovate lm-1 kit and it seems like maybe every two months we buy a new o2 sensor from vw. when yours guys goes bad which sensor do u get that might last longer than the vw we get??
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:34 PM
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I have had mine for a very long time. I have two of them and have used it on tons of cars including my own for 6 months and it is still kicking.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 93turbo16
I have had mine for a very long time. I have two of them and have used it on tons of cars including my own for 6 months and it is still kicking.
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too rich, or its too close to the turbo or condensation has gotten in it perhaps
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:04 PM
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i remember reading that the older widebands needed the o2 replaced every 100hrs but that was back when a wideband would cost more than your car. the vw o2 shouldn't do this because they come stock on vw. i say post a pic of where tha o2 is. its after the turbo right?
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:42 PM
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i've had mine daily driven for 2+ years. i use the same one on our dyno. you either way too rich or have it mounted where it gets moisture in it.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:51 PM
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i have a PLX M300 model and mine is about 8 inches from the turbo, im on my second sensor now, had it about 2 years
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:06 AM
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it needs to be installed right before the cat. and must be directly on top. if you mount is sideways it might get condensation in it, or if you running rich, or if its too close to the head. I used ti have mine mounted right after the turbo if lasted a week. now its mounted at stock location before the cat. 7000+ miles later its still working daily driven
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:55 PM
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hmm wierd, yea. mine is mounted appx a foot down from the turbo. but it is sideways also.. but, its not just my car that it has been fouling in. thanks guys ill prolly try something different
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:27 PM
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dunno how accurate it would be right before the cat. i supposed the general rule is 8-10 inches from the turbine housing?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:59 PM
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I would look into something physically wrong with it. LIke said above; location, condensation, dropping it ect.
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