Lambda woes

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Coefficient

Original Poster:

13 posts

3 months

Monday 3rd December
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I installed Rovergauge at the weekend. It's obvious that one of my lambda probes is not giving any data. I'm going to swap the probes around just to check that the probe itself is at fault. The "odd bank" is nearside, right?
In the likely event that I have to buy a new probe, I've noticed a wide range in prices. A Britpart Land Rover item can be found under £40 (including 2 year warranty). Then they go up to over £100. Any recommendations?
Cheers,

blitzracing

5,513 posts

156 months

Monday 3rd December
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Far as I know they are only made by one supplier, NTK I think and used on some Nissans. Im not aware of any generic parts as they are resistve probes unlike the vast majority of cars that use voltage producing probes. Cost wise there was a huge difference in price between the UK and USA, so it may just be sensible sourcing by Britpart. Odd bank is on the nearside of the car. Any doubt unplug the working probe and check RG shows no output.

Edited by blitzracing on Monday 3rd December 15:07

Sardonicus

15,597 posts

157 months

Monday 3rd December
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Read somewhere someone ordered some BritPart stPart ones and in the box was NTK/NGK units (may be bks) scratchchin sometimes this does happen however if only one supplier like Mark says but dont shoot the messenger if they come through as Walker/crap brand etc getmecoat

Coefficient

Original Poster:

13 posts

3 months

Thursday 6th December
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Got myself an open sided socket set – cheap but seems decent quality. Drenched the probes with WD40 and left overnight. This morning not much is moving. The socket opens up and slips without rotating the probe. What are my options? I’m thinking cut the wires and use a standard 17mm deep socket. Man maths points to a new exhaust manifold though biggrin

Steve_D

11,928 posts

194 months

Thursday 6th December
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Have you tried fitting a jubilee clip around the socket in the hope it will not splay?

Steve
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Hedgehopper

1,320 posts

180 months

Thursday 6th December
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A pig of a job I know. Have you tried with the engine hot? Different expansion of manifold and probe might help you.
If you do have to cut the wires cut close to the probe and then solder and heat shrink them together.
Meanwhile the jubilee clip sounds a good shout........ or perhaps a pair of Mole grips.