Oxygen sensors

Joshua Van Tol josh at spiny.com
Fri Sep 18 07:42:48 PDT 2009

Which is why those generic oxygen sensor kits use crimp connectors, with a
heat shrink over top.

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM, <radek at istar.ca> wrote:

> Hi guys;
> An interesting point came up during my conversations with a Mercedes
> tech from whom my son was buying his first Audi.  He maintained that
> the practice of splicing in a generic oxygen sensor to an old
> connector (something I've been doing for years) is not a good idea
> because it deprives the sensor from access to outside air, which is
> used for reference.
> He said that modern sensors do not have an opening for sampling
> outside air but instead, get access to it through the wires.
> Consequently, soldering the wires and sealing the connection closes
> the opening and the sensor gets no access to outside air.
> What do you guys make out of this?
> Cheers;
> Radek
> 91 V8Q 5-sp
> 88 90Q
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