No its ok to drive if its the o2 sensor might make it drink juiceThanks guys, have to try and find out the fault tomorrow in the daylight. Just had mine come on today, it's been a really crappy week trying to sort my car out for it's M.O.T stupid bloody plates and laws. Was supposed to go TDI north for K100 on Tuesday, had to cancel that, was supposed to go Chester Zoo with my little boy tomorrow, just as i thought we could, MOT passed ok today, the engine management light came on as i went to get some petrol.
Not a good fornicateing week.
Will it cause the car any damage driving if it is the common 02 sensor?
Yes its underneath the car mate, You just unplug the electrical connector and then unscrew the sensor, handy enough jobHehehe ok, cheers mate. Maybe a stupid question, but how do you change the sensor, where is it? Is it on the exhaust under the car? It's definatly the primary one, the one before the CAT.
Remove the "back up" fuse in underbonnet fuse box or remove negative lead off battery for a minute to fault code from ecuAlso guys, when you fit a new sensor, does the engine managment light go off, or do you have to plug it in and turn it off? Don't really wanna get ripped off for the job?
They can be a right pain to remove I often have to heat the area around sensor to get the 02 sensor out. If it's very stiff when turning out try loosening half a turn then tighten in abit and loosen out further this may save your threads. You could cut the sensor yes so as to fit a socket over it(22mm socket) alternativelty take it to a exhaust shop they'll have open side sockets which means no cutting of sensor to fit over it.Thanks Stoo and AP.
Just had my mate look at it today, as i knew it would be really difficult to get out and he managed to loosen it i think., but it wouldn't come out, was wondering what the best thing to do is? He said take it to an exhaust place, im wondering if you can cut the old one off, so it's easier to get a grip on the socket, and then if you ruin the thread, can you just tap it, and put the new sensor in?
Also not sure if i ruin the thread, can i run the car without a sensor in at all till it's sorted. Nothing ever goes smootly.