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Old 10-01-2008, 05:19 PM
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O2 Sensors and Junk Yards

Hey all,

So, I was out driving today , and up comes that wonderful CEL ! So I went over to by buddies at Autozone and they read the code for me (I knew they did it for free). Apparently I lost my pre-cat O2 sensor and now I should probably replace it. Which leads me to Junk yards...

1: Do you think it's legit to grab an O2 sensor from a prelude (assuming I find one)
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2: Can I use an O2 sensor from some other car?
3: Anyone know where a good junkyard is :D (in the Dallas area - I know it's a long-shot but who knows)?

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Re: O2 Sensors and Junk Yards

I'd say don't risk it, you'll probably cost you more in the long run, sure cost me more. Just go out and either buy a new one from Honda (a bit pricy) or get one from autozone or one of thoe legit parts stores (alot more affordable).
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Re: O2 Sensors and Junk Yards

O2 sensors love goin bad. so if yours took a poop, whats to say a new (junkyard) one won't crap out on you 3 minutes after putting it on?


just buy a new one and forget about it for 50K, or w/e the lifespan of O2 sensors are.
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What are you guys's view on universals?
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buy the parts that were meant for your car. universal parts are crap
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Denso makes universals, the only difference is the plug. I have a hard time believing that the quality of the sensor is any less.
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Denso makes universals, the only difference is the plug. I have a hard time believing that the quality of the sensor is any less.
then go ahead and use it. I'll have an "I told you so" waiting for ya.
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then go ahead and use it. I'll have an "I told you so" waiting for ya.
I'm curious enough where I just might have to give it a shot. Your "I told you so" will be expected when something blows up.
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Re: O2 Sensors and Junk Yards

lol. it might not blow up, but I doubt something "universal" is going to work 100% to the capacity which your car requires
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Re: O2 Sensors and Junk Yards

Aight, that's what I figured, I just wanted to make sure before I bought the new one. There's no negative of driving around with the CEL right? Other than another CEL code coming up without my knowledge. I figure I'll just replace the O2 sensor when I do the header + cat + cat-back install
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I figure I'll just replace the O2 sensor when I do the header + cat + cat-back install

good idea. cuz the chances of you gettin the stock O2 sensor out without taking a torch to it is slim-to-none.
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nick, if you mean breaking it from its seat me and my friend did it, two guys on a big enough adjustable wrench was enough, we literalyl hung from it though, so going under a car is straightup impossible hahaha

go to www.sparkplugs.com

CHEAP NGK all day os sensors, comes with the plug AND BRACKETS!
and ngk/ntk its the best for sure, got my pre cat for 50 bucks!
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Well I'm uuuubbber buff, so I can do it!
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