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Date:         Mon, 5 Mar 2001 19:44:57 -0800
Reply-To:     Mark Keller <kelphoto@ISLANDNET.COM>
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From:         Mark Keller <kelphoto@ISLANDNET.COM>
Subject:      O2 Sensors
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I had a Bosch generic three wire O2 sensor go bad after it was a month old. The Bosch representative said it was the wrong generic three wire sensor. Well I emailed the list with this bit of trivia, and heard back that the Bus Depot $40 Bosch three wire sensor I purchased was "functionally identical" to the Bosch $120 Cdn generic three wire sensor.

My only guess is that the Bosch generic three wire sensor listed for the Vanagon, incorporates some type of waterproofing or corrosion resistance due to the sensor's placement on the vehicle. My would only act up at first during wet conditions. I even had the little splash shield installed.

My advice is if you are in a area with a wet season, stay away from the generic sensor that isn't listed as vanagon specific.


Mark Keller 91 Carat Cowichan Bay, B.C.

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