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Old 11-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default CAS sensor, buy used or new?

I replaced a cas on my brothers car a few weeks ago.

Now the cas went out on mine.

Is this a common occurance. I thought about getting a used one. But I would hate to be stranded again.

I know you always have that possibility on used parts. But I have seen miatas with 220,000 miles with no cas problems.

I'm leaning to new, Autozone is $330 2yr/wr, Oreily's is $478.00 Lifetime.

I need a rebuild kit.
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94-97 Used. They fail, they constantly rotate and they're not lubricated, they're bound to fail sometime or another.
The 1.6L CASs suck compared to the more durable 1.8's.
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I would just buy one used since its under 50 bucks or so, ive got two used ones in my garage if you want one. Maybe buy two and leave one in the trunk with a spare wrench?
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Go used unless you are some kinda baller.
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94-97 Used. They fail, they constantly rotate and they're not lubricated, they're bound to fail sometime or another.
The 1.6L CASs suck compared to the more durable 1.8's.

Are you describing both, or can the 1.8L be used on the 1.6L?

I haven't had a chance to look yet, I have a 1.8L engine in the garage. I figured they were not interchangeable due to positioning on the head.
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1.6 and 1.8 CAS's are different, but AFAIK, they're interchangable, and the 94+ is the prefered sensor.

This is a game. You have to be keen to beat Murphy. Install a working CAS and keep a spare in the trunk in a zip lock bag w/ the wrench needed to change it. If you are 100% prepared for it to fail, it will last forever and you'll never need it. Same applies to everything else on the car.

I run EDIS4 ignition. I carry a spare..... ignition sytem with me. No ****. New VR sensor, new coil pack, spare working ignition module, spare wiring harness, spare set of spark plug wires, two new sets of plugs. Everything. Guess what? It never fails. Why? Cause if it did, I'd bust out my 150 pound tool box and change it. Next to my tool box sits a gallon of distilled water, a quart of oil, a timing belt, spare heater hoses, set of fuel injectors, etc. I can change the timing belt on the side of the road and drive away if need be. Murphy hates me.
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Sounds like you need that volkswagen thing with 2 engines pat.
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Sounds like you need that volkswagen thing with 2 engines pat.
LOL, the more Air cooled Vw engines you have, the more problems you are envolved with.

That is what I was into after mustangs and before miatas.

You can pull one out of the junk yard, spend 1hr on it and it will run. They never die, but you will always be working on them.
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1.6 and 1.8 CAS's are different, but AFAIK, they're interchangable, and the 94+ is the prefered sensor.

This is a game. You have to be keen to beat Murphy. Install a working CAS and keep a spare in the trunk in a zip lock bag w/ the wrench needed to change it. If you are 100% prepared for it to fail, it will last forever and you'll never need it. Same applies to everything else on the car.
They are interchangeable and should be around $50 used.

I totally agree with you. I have a chase vehicle that follows me everywhere I go for my TDI Jetta. The Jetta has really high mileage (see sig) and could break down at any moment.

One day soon I'll post up pics of the damaged stock turbo after 303,000 miles of use.
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note to self - never move to Pascagoula, MS. It's like mad max down there or some ****.
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note to self - never move to Pascagoula, MS. It's like mad max down there or some ****.
Gotta stay fully loaded on the road.

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lol, the last of the v8 interceptors!!!
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