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O2 Sensor

Posted by alanrw 
May 12, 2010 03:26PM
I think I may be in need of an o2 sensor. Wasn't it the case that a Ford Mustang O2 sensor is identical to the E30 sensor and half the price?

alan
May 12, 2010 03:57PM
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alanrw
I think I may be in need of an o2 sensor. Wasn't it the case that a Ford Mustang O2 sensor is identical to the E30 sensor and half the price?

alan

And can be purchased almost anywhere. You'll have to do a little bit of rewiring, but it isn't hard at all. I picked my last sensor up at NAPA for $25-$30.

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1989 - E30 - M20 - Manual. Approximately 270,000 miles
2000 - E46 - M52TUB28 - Manual. Approximately 110,000 miles

May 12, 2010 04:21PM
Do you recall if there was a year, engine, model # or is it one size fits all? The Ford used a metric thread?

alan
May 12, 2010 04:43PM
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alanrw
Do you recall if there was a year, engine, model # or is it one size fits all? The Ford used a metric thread?

alan

I'm at work, so I'm trying to limit my browsing ;-)
I know that every time I've got looking for the info, I've found a couple write ups on the subject via google. I can say that the sensor its self is EXACTLY the same. Made by Bosch, same threat, same dimensions. The only difference is the connector type...and the price.

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1989 - E30 - M20 - Manual. Approximately 270,000 miles
2000 - E46 - M52TUB28 - Manual. Approximately 110,000 miles

May 12, 2010 05:02PM
Well, the connector is no issue, just a simple snip and splice to the old connector. Do you recall if there were any polarity issues with the connector? My O2 sensor is a 2 wire sensor.

alan
May 18, 2010 03:02PM
Does anyone else have any info. on this substitution? I was wrong, my sensor is a 3 not 2 wire sensor.

thanks

alan
May 18, 2010 04:01PM
As described in this writeup:

"If you have the old 3 wire BMW sensor, then it's a direct splice to the Ford wires. Black to black, and 1 white to 1 white. I believe that it does not matter which white wire goes to which lead, as they're just for heating."


Let us know how it goes smiling smiley

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1989 - E30 - M20 - Manual. Approximately 270,000 miles
2000 - E46 - M52TUB28 - Manual. Approximately 110,000 miles

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