Anyone on here know what other make use the same Oxygen sensor as the Scirocco 1.8 16v? Doesn't have to be the same plug layout just same wire and sensor set up. Don't want to cough up 150+ for a O2 sensor.
You could also go to your local AutoCrap store and get a sensor for a late 80's/early 90's Mustang with the 5.0 for $30-40, source a chassis side pigtail from a junk yard for cheap, and have a genuine Bosch O2 sensor readily available locally.
Looking at it, I'd say that it'll work, yes; but..... I'm not sure I'd trust it.
For one: would you trust pre-installed non-sealed butt connectors, on something that'll be exposed to weather? And is mission-critical? I wouldn't...
To me, it's Bosch, or GTFO.
Seriously. It's $39.99 for a genuine Bosch 3-wire O2 sensor (when you get the 'stang sensor) from your FLAPS.
You know it'll work right, and it'll last.
It is that simple, yes.
They're the exact same sensor. The only differences are the wire length, and the connector.
Mustang O2 sensor: $39.99.
VW 16v O2 sensor: $70-130 (price varies wildly from store to store.)
Might sound blasphemous, yes; but, your VW will never know the difference.
(so long as you do a good, quality job of splicing the wires, of course.)
- When you cut your original O2 sensor wires, cut them right at the sensor - leaves you fudge room, as well as length for future replacements. (Just route & tie carefully when you reinstall.)
- Quality connections are paramount. If at all possible, use self-sealing (heat-shrink) butt connectors.
Me, when I did mine, well... I have an ample supply of BMW's nice double-fold butt connectors, as well as nice self-sealing shrink hoses. I am not worried about the connections failing.
- When installing your new sensor, take care to put the spliced area in a place that's not subject to mechanical stress.
Does anyone have a wiring diagram for an 87 16v o2 sensor? I got the mustang one and ive got 2 whites and a black. How do i wire them right? Any advice would be great, a pic or diagram would be even better. Thanks!
See that black box, roughly under-behind the coolant bottle? That's the OXS counter box.
Lift the coolant bottle out of it's mount. Locate the 'reset' button on the counter box.
Take a thin screwdriver, and firmly and fully depress the button - you'll hear it reset.
Drop coolant bottle back into its mount. Done.