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« on: April 12, 2011, 07:34:35 PM »

Yey engine light on, bank 1 sensor 2!!

tested the Ohms on a volt meter and its the post cat left hand sensor as you look at the engine so drivers side of the engine...

now there what �160 at toyota �222 online at some places... but.....

I am sure I have seen 'Denso' on some parts on the bus, would these sensors be ok? seam a fairer price, still nearly �60 mind!
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anyone tried anything like this?

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 10:56:56 PM »

my thoughts would be if its the same size thread tipe it will work, but you might find the one you got just needs taking out and cleaning over night in some thiners or something
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 09:13:26 AM »

done a resistance check on the two lower lambdas, ones pulling 28-32 ohms when tested, the other is strugglig to pull 13ohms so it looks like the sensor is dying.

I need to find out the toyota part number of the lower sensors as the company selling the denso ones gave me a list of compatable toyota numbers the sensor will work with!

I have seen a picture on a toyota website showing all 4 sensors part numbers, but can i find it now?! lol

so does look like the sensors heater wire is failing hence the P0141 fault code illuminating my dash  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 10:54:58 AM »

just phone toyota and they should tell you the part number
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 11:02:33 AM »

yea tried that, they gave me 89465, thats about half the part number!

so later ill try find the number on the sensor..... thats easier said then done though!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 02:01:55 PM »

got the part number via a mobile phone camera and grazing my hand on the rad lol

89465 28290 and its a denso one.

So looks like i can get a denso one delivered for under �80 and a mates allready said he can get the old one out lol

Then its like for like and shouldnt confuse the ecu or anything and is half the price toyota want for the same brand sensor....

Then ill either disconnect the battery for 5 mins or so, or borrow my mates OBII scanner again to reset the ecu..... And I will buy a OBII scanner later in the year lol
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 09:27:26 PM »

well theres a result
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 10:32:36 PM »

cheers mate. But cant order the sensor till first week in may  :Smiley

so a few more weeks of my little orange friend on the dash board with its lovely picture of the engine lol
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 03:33:40 PM »

just for info, the sensor that was reading 13-15ish ohms, still does!

the one that was reading 28-32ohms, is now reading 4ohms..... think we found the problem lol heater element is malfunctioning, so �74 delivered and a borrowed lambda socket maybe end of next week i can get it done!

Sensor will be ordered tues!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 06:20:29 PM »

sensors are just a pain. why cant we go back to the old way of knowing it wasnt working properly because of the smell of unburnt fuel.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 07:41:43 PM »

well, to be honest, �71.76 delivered for a lambda better than a few hundred for a new cat once i realise it smells a bit rich lol
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2011, 07:50:02 PM »

na im talking about the days before cats, when we put that deadly leaded stuff in, miss the smell at the pump.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2011, 07:53:03 PM »

yea, i miss the prices  Grin Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2011, 08:36:35 PM »

what �5 in the tank lasting a week to and from work na dont miss that Undecided
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 11:56:15 PM »

what �5 in the tank lasting a week to and from work na dont miss that Undecided

�6 only manages 3-4 trips to Edinburgh these days Tongue

na im talking about the days before cats, when we put that deadly leaded stuff in, miss the smell at the pump.

Aye that was one of Nora's favourite smells, she's never been the same since unleaded became the norm Tongue
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