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Was wondering if anyone on here has had any success will universal lambda sensors? My car needs three at 60 each which is quite expensive compared to 30 each for universal type. My car is a 147 1.6 tspark.. Any experiences or commets on the universal type greatfully appreciated...
 

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My 156 was fitted with an NTK Lamdba for a few years. The original failed to pass the MOT and in a hurry, I had what the garage could get hold of at the time and quickly.

... and it was a constant nightmare as it consistently threw up errors, sometimes forcing the engine management light to come on. Turns out that their sensors are a different ohm rating to Bosch. The ECU didn't like that and was assuming it was a problem. It's highly likely that other "universal" lambdas will be the same and in the end a waste of money.

To save a few pounds, I fitted a BOSCH universal (LS615) which means you have to cut the original cable (not just anywhere!!!), and fit a simple screw-in wiring block. No soldering or any clever stuff, just the ability to cut it in the right place and strip the ends of the wires a few mm up. Then twist and fit. The cable is held in to place with screw in fittings that you just need to tighten with your fingers.

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After fitting the new Bosch I also realised my fuel consumption was much better.

A lot of cars use the same sensor ... the difference is in the plug at the end and the length of cable. It's highly likely the 1.6 is the same as my TS except I only have one to worry about ;)
 
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life will be much more enjoyable if you only use BOSCH Lambdas , end of....
 
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