Universal O2 Sensor

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3 weeks 4 days ago #202317 by rahuljones
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Hey guys,

Is Universal O2 Sensor good? My sister's vehicle has a bad Bank 1 Sensor 2 and when I checked for the replacement Universal O2 Sensor is almost 1/3rd the cost of OEM one. I am looking for reputed brands like Bosch and NTK. So, apart from the wiring job is there anything else I need to consider before buying? Is the thread size same for all O2 Sensors?

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3 weeks 4 days ago #202318 by nightflyr
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The possible pitfall of using a universal O2 sensor..
Some vehicles can be a bit finicky about anything but an OEM part.
Many name brands, Bosch, NGK, Denso are OEM original equipment on many vehicles.

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3 weeks 4 days ago - 3 weeks 4 days ago #202320 by ToyotaKarl
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I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY discourage using Universal O2 sensors. Use the brand the OEM calls for..

Good luck

-Karl

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3 weeks 4 days ago #202326 by Hanneman
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Ditto to the above posts.

Many places do not accept returns for O2 sensors. So, if a universal sensor is incompatible with the vehicle, then you will have to pay for two sensors.

I've had good luck with direct-fit sensors from the OEM supplier (e.g. Denso, NGK, etc.) that can be found in the aftermarket for less than the dealer.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #202346 by rahuljones
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Thanks guys. Then I would rather wait and get the right original ones.

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