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Old 08 Mar 2011, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever used these 'universal' lambda sensors they are selling on ebay for impreza? They seem to only have the plug missing? I spoke to supplier and they say they are perfect item just need plug, hence universal. But I have spoken to several car parts stores and they say go genuine???? Any help much appreciated
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There rubbish - you need the correct one for your car
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just the reply i was hopin not to get lol Can you recommend any decent places? my local shop that i use can get a bosch one, again without a plug. sure being bosch, for impreza would be better???????? Or am i talking rubbish
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Old 09 Mar 2011, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Stick to genuine part lasts longer and easier fitment with the wires
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Old 09 Mar 2011, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Air Flow Meters, Lambda Sensors & Other Cheap Japanese Car Parts

Genuine sensors at proper prices
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Old 10 Mar 2011, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers guys, got few prices. Couple of people still say it aint lambda grrrrrrrrrrr Got a Bosch kts system with latest software and a sealey obd oebdII reader and neither can connect to this ecu. Its a prodrive ecu, anyone had any issues connecting?
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Old 10 Mar 2011, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought a universal lambda from Euro car parts for about 50, its a Bosch one so no worries on quality and took about an hour or so fit.

It cured the poor running and has been fine since then.

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Old 10 Mar 2011, 11:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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so your really saying that if its a decent make universal its possible to get away with it? Heard these ones meant to be good
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 06:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the plug/connectors will be the weak point as you have to join the wires etc
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 08:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That sounds ok tho, I can wire Does anyone know what figures the lambda should be kicking out?? Signal from wires I mean?
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've got a very poor running scooby. It's only the 2 ltr sport but do you guys think I could have the same problem? Unless lambda sensors are only on the turbo models lol. Not upto par with scooby's yet as i'm new to jap cars. Has trouble even hitting 30 mph lol.
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 12:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've got a very poor running scooby. It's only the 2 ltr sport but do you guys think I could have the same problem? Unless lambda sensors are only on the turbo models lol. Not upto par with scooby's yet as i'm new to jap cars. Has trouble even hitting 30 mph lol.
Check coil pack, mass air flow sensor and lambda. Is the cel light on. If it is getbthe code read to help determine your problem. Check air intake hose for splits and change the fuel filter incase it is blocked
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Thanks I'll give it a try and get back to ya.
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Old 12 Mar 2011, 09:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Surely worst case would be a connection comes loose and the CEL comes on with fault code for Lambda?? I presume with no signal returned the ECU would just run rich to protect the engine??
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Old 13 Mar 2011, 01:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Have had a friend tell me its more than likely the cam's need sorting and a new fuel filter. Anymore ideas anyone?
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