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Old 28th July 2010, 19:51   #376
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I'l have to check and see what make it is. Some of my friends have also been using it and haven't faced probs as yet.

The shop is in Blore. I will pm you the address and phone number. He has pretty much all the spares for the OHC.

I even picked up an exedy clutch from the guy for 3,700 (including tax). Now the car keeps spinning its wheels whenever i go WOT in 1st. So its working fine. LOL

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in the O2 sensor loop so to speak, just came back after some detailed investigation with the dealer (Deccan Honda) , essentially the o2 sensor is dying on my type II VTEC , its got 47000 kms on the clock, so a little premature, anyhow at 17K that the dealer is quoting , its a bit expensive , i see that some of us have used non Honda Oxygen sensors, so guys what recommendations do you have , which brands to go for ? Any suggestions of what to buy, approx how much, and who to buy from

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Old 30th July 2010, 08:28   #377
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Guys,

in the O2 sensor loop so to speak, just came back after some detailed investigation with the dealer (Deccan Honda) , essentially the o2 sensor is dying on my type II VTEC , its got 47000 kms on the clock, so a little premature, anyhow at 17K that the dealer is quoting , its a bit expensive , i see that some of us have used non Honda Oxygen sensors, so guys what recommendations do you have , which brands to go for ? Any suggestions of what to buy, approx how much, and who to buy from

Cheers..
I'm also waiting for the inputs on this as my last attempt to getting a quality piece failed. I tried at places that were mentioned on this thread; but the shops itself said that the sensors they had at that time were not all that good, but i could try my luck - i didnt

I have to replace mine... I wish i could have found the denso one somewhere close by, for a good price!
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Old 30th July 2010, 11:34   #378
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You can buy them off Amazon or Ebay for around 3K INR.
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Old 30th July 2010, 17:45   #379
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You can buy them off Amazon or Ebay for around 3K INR.
Anyway to get a parts catalog to get the OEM part numbers ?
Is it available "out there" ?

Getting is sourced locally is fine, they know when you say OHC Type I/II, NHC Type I/II, ANHC and all that.

Another thing are these part cheaper substantially abroad (Read Thailand or some asian county which has these cars) or getting it from outside does't make much sense. I know the difference in the case of the O2 sensor, I'm asking in general.
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Old 30th July 2010, 19:51   #380
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Any O2 sensor that is compatible with the Old Honda Civic/Del Sol (88-01) will work on the OHC. Might need to do a small DIY if the number of wires is different, but that should be all.
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part number: 234-4099

available here.

Denso automotive parts available online at DensoProducts.com
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Yep, thanks, based on information based on another thread on TBHP , i ordered the O2 sensor online on the densoproducts website today for a total cost of around 90 US$ including express UPS shipping but excluding customs duty, now lets see how well the whole process works, as long as it does not get stuck in the customs loop, from the O2 loop to the customs loop .

On a different note, i have started getting this thud thud noise from the right front side suspension area on bad roads, dealer says it is the steering rack but steering rack noises dont sound like this, any thoughts ?
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Guys,

wanted to give you all a quick update on the O2 sensor, the sensor arrived today, bought it online from the Denso website - same part number as suggested by tbhp members. got it installed , no problems there, some minor mods needed to get the wiring correct so that it does not touch the header.
Cost - 40 $, shipping by UPS -50$ - customs duty and octroi paid - 520 Rs - total around 4500 Rs.. - car runs smoother than before and redlines much much better - sounds great too..

also replaced wiper with Bosch - so far so good - 350 Bucks as opposed to 2400 from Honda..

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How much is a compatable Bosch sensor in the open market??

Seems like you paid quite a bit for shipping.
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My OHC vtec is having the same problem i think.(Got a 2003 model Vtec frm Bangalore at last Will post pics soon).The yellow indicator doesnt go off even wen u drive the car.(Its supposed to switch off after we start the car.rite ) Went to the Honda showroom(Magnum) and they quoted me 18 k for the replacement including Labour charge(reasonable??)..Thinking of getting it frm outside as it surely will be cheaper.But Can anyone recommend a garage in and around koramangala bangalore to change this..also is it ok if we drive it in that condition..been driving like that for the past couple of days.and also where can i get the OEM skirtings for the OHC and whom do you recommend for getting a FFE in Bangalore for the OHC..

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i think what he is referring to is the O2 sensor at 18k. get some aftermarket stuff.
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My OHC vtec is having the same problem i think.(Got a 2003 model Vtec frm Bangalore at lastWill post pics soon).The yellow indicator doesnt go off even wen u drive the car.(Its supposed to switch off after we start the car.rite ) Went to the Honda showroom(Magnum) and they quoted me 18 k for the replacement including Labour charge(reasonable??)..Thinking of getting it frm outside as it surely will be cheaper.But Can anyone recommend a garage in and around koramangala bangalore to change this..also is it ok if we drive it in that condition..been driving like that for the past couple of days.and also where can i get the OEM skirtings for the OHC and whom do you recommend for getting a FFE in Bangalore for the OHC..
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Read up on posts regarding O2 sensors. FFE in Bangalore is done by Raj Hingorani. For skirtings, go to an accessories shop. You can drive with a busted O2 sensor but it will degreade performance AND the mileage. Pretty sure you wouldn't want that.
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How much is a compatable Bosch sensor in the open market??

Seems like you paid quite a bit for shipping.
BOSCH sensors dont have good feedback, poor pick up and life of the sensor is a problem - or so i am told , even the insiders i know at the dealership dont recommend it, they were thrilled with this one though

yes, the shipping is express UPS - there was an option to get it send via US Postal Service - at 38 $ but didnt think it was worth the while waiting for a few weeks for a 12 $ difference, other option would have been to get it through someone , oh well - so far - alls well that ends well..

@ Lancer Maniac - 17 ~ 18 K is the normal Honda India charge for replacing the O-2 sensor, you can buy it online and import it for 4 to 5000 Rs. Which is what i did - the forum has all the relevant details.

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Sanjay, is the job (replacing) the sensor a DIY or did you get it done at a garage?
I've ordered mine too, but its coming with my brother in 2 weeks time.. saved on shipping

You said minor mods to the wiring, you mean shorting it?? coz there is a hold to have the wires held up from the header, pls clarify.

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@ lancer manic - on this thread 'Shanu' has mentioned a shop in JC road that he picked up his sensor for 2.5... you can PM him for further details.
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@ johnda

There is a special tool that helps you remove the O-2 sensor and put it back, not sure whether this is a Honda special or most garages have it. This makes the job really really easy. without this tool, you have to remove the header covers (two bolts) if they are jammed tight then more grief and scratched knuckles ( i went through this ) and then the O-2 sensor is placed in a manner that you cant quite get a spanner around it - i tried, with the right tools it is very easy - remember not to touch the sensor with bare hands if your engine has been running - it gets quite hot, hotter than the header i thought.

About the wiring, the colour code on the wiring is slightly different, after fiddling around with it we figured it is a simple drop in , no cutting or splicing needed, the connector will just snap in to the old one, the ECU needs to be reset though to get the yellow light off , this is done by disconnecting the battery once and connecting it back.

The existing sensor wiring passed through a hook like thing which is fixed to the body of the engine as you said, however the existing cable has a clamp like thing with a metal snap on - it will be hard to remove this rubber thing and get this fixed on the new cable without a bit of Indian jugaad - nothing serious, it will come to you as you fiddle around with it . It is important though to route the sensor cable correctly in the way it was originally or else it touches the header cover and other hot parts of the engine - which aint good.

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