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Re: Are universal oxygen sensors just as good?
> I have a 1989 100Q (CA emissions). I need to replace the oxygen
> sensor. (Or so the flashing light tells me). Has anyone had
> success/failure with a universal OXS. They are significantly cheaper
> and you can get one from Bosch. I guess the "trick" is splicing in
> the old connector.
I replaced my 200q20v's sensor with a standard Bosch unit, one actually
with a Nissan connector. $60-ish vs. $130 or more for the official Audi
Oxygen sensors are _all_ the same. They all have the same thread, the same
wrench size, etc.
I chopped off the connector and spliced it to the one on the car; the two
white wires are for the heater, the black wire is the sensor connection.
The Bosch unit was _identical_ to the one I bought. The same stamps and
Almost all cars use Bosch sensors, hence the cheap price.
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