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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 12-16-2004, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I heard that you can put a mustang o2 sensor for a cheaper price does anyone know the year and model of that mustang???? thanks
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Old 12-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally posted by enimik@Dec 16 2004, 01:18 PM
I heard that you can put a mustang o2 sensor for a cheaper price does anyone know the year and model of that mustang???? thanks
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I bought a Borg warner 0S115 oxygen sensor, I installed myself,
it seems working fine, it cost me 30, It is a "generic 3 wires sensor". but I can't
tell 100% if it is the best appropiated (I have a 325e 1986)

Hope this help you. (It is too hard to remove the old one, be patient, if you want
to face the project to remove it by yourself).

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O2 sensors are generic technology - they even all share a common screw thread - e30's use a 4-wire model, any brand should work as inputs and outputs are the same as long as you get the wirng to match up right
the four wires there will be two wires the same colour - they are the heater (not polarised)
one wire is earth - shorts to the outside, test with a multimeter
the other wire is the signal - if mem serves, signal is usually grey

3-wire ones are missing the earth - not a great idea to use a 3-wire as the exaust manifold is not always a great earth

watch for the shape of the sensor probe - the OEM bmw one has a rounded end - many 3rd party ones have a squared off metal sheild around the sensor probe that will stop you from getting it to fit!
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