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Old 06-01-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Wideband placement is important

You never place it on the side of the exhaust pipe - only between 10 and 2 o'clock. Why? Because when condensation forms on it...

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...you don't want the condensation dripping down inside the sensor. This sensor pictured here was brand new and damaged after idling for 20 minutes, then cooling down for another 10-15 minutes (the sensor was fitted by the exhaust shop and contrary to my specific instructions).

So do resist the temptation and place it properly.
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Sorry to see that happened but thank you for the tip!
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what postion was that fit in? mines closer to 2:30 and I've never had condensation form on mine. But yeah, never below 9 and 3.
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Between 4 and 5, on the downpipe, stock 94 1.8.
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The shop is buying you a new sensor, yes?
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they better. It's obviously their fault
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Yes, if they didn't follow your instructions and your sensor was ruined as a result, they should buy you a new one!
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how was it reading in this condition?
mine has been mounted at around the 3:30 - 4 position (against my instruction!) but the readings seem fine and it's been in for a month or so... might pull it out and check this weekend
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