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Old 06-29-2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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Genuine Bosch O2 sensor for $42 - fits most models of e46

I wanted to pass this on to anyone who may want or need new O2 sensors for their e46.
I noticed that Amazon is once again stocking the Bosch 15109 (BMW P/N 11-78-1-742-050) Pre-Cat O2 Sensor for $42. This O2 sensor will fit all Non M models - 323i/Ci, 328i/Ci, 325Xi, 330Xi.
It will only fit 325i/Ci and 330i/Ci with build dates through 02/2003!
Amazon was stocking these up until last fall, for $30 each. I got 2 of the last 3 that they had, and after that, they were only available through Amazon vendors, at much higher prices.
There were some vendors that were selling counterfeit Chinese made versions, and there was a thread about this a few months ago.
The ones I purchased had the correct terminals and wire length for BMW (no Universal fit that had to be spliced). They came in Genuine Bosch packaging. I am assuming that this is what they are selling now. They are listed as an exact fit. You should receive one in correct, Bosch branded packaging. If, for some reason, you receive one in a plain white box, with the part number printed on it, send it back! It is most likely a Chinese counterfeit. If you buy the sensor in the link below, and receive something like this, please post that info, so others can avoid it.
Since it is fulfilled by Amazon, it should be a legitimate product. I already have mine, so I will not be ordering these. So, I can not be 100% sure that they are still selling the same product they sold last fall, although I have no reason to believe that these are not Genuine Bosch parts.
These are eligible for free 2 day shipping for Amazon Prime members. You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime if you want free shipping, but remember to cancel it before the end of 30 days, or you will be charged for a full year (about $80). It is pretty easy to cancel it online, if you don't want to continue.
I ran a search through FuriousMethod (http://www.furiousmethod.com/), and the best price I found was one place that had it for $50 + shipping. I saw prices as high as $177. Rock Auto was actually selling an off-brand for $116.
If you are not sure, please verify that this is the correct part for your car at WWW.RealOEM.com/BMW/

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-13477-Ox...ds=Bosch+15109
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this!
Just ordered 2 for my 2002 530i (uses the same o2 sensors) which is about to hi 95,000 miles, two came out to just under $84! According to amazon it will come sometime between July 6 to July 9, I'll let you guys know what I get.

Also it said that only 20 were left before i checked out...
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting this!
Just ordered 2 for my 2002 530i (uses the same o2 sensors) which is about to hi 95,000 miles, two came out to just under $84! According to amazon it will come sometime between July 6 to July 9, I'll let you guys know what I get.

Also it said that only 20 were left before i checked out...
I'm glad it helped someone. Those things are marked up way too much, if Amazon can sell them for $42. It's the same part that some places are selling for $177!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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Sorry to bump up an old tread, but would like to get an answer as to the pre-cat o2 sensors.

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Bosch 15109 (BMW P/N 11-78-1-742-050) Pre-Cat O2 Sensor for $42.
From what the OP has mentioned, does this mean the pre-cat and post-cat o2 sensors are the same? From what I've read the pre-cat sensor is 13477 and the post-cat is 15109?

http://www.bmaparts.com/item.wws?sku...CH&weight=0.27

Would appreciate any help as I am busy ordering pre-cat o2 sensors. Thanks

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
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Pre and post are not the same.
Find yours from
http://www.boschautoparts.com/vehicl...artfinder.aspx
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Apparently the SENSORS are the same, but the harnesses are different.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/vehicl...artfinder.aspx
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Apparently the SENSORS are the same, but the harnesses are different.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/vehicl...artfinder.aspx

I ended up buying two 13477 and two 15109, and i'm glad I did. While the sensors may be the same internally, they both have different wire lengths. So if you had bought the pre-cat one for your post cat, it wouldn't reach.

Hope that helps anyone in looking to replace O2 sensors.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #10
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True, true. OR, since the plan is to simply wire into the existing wiring for the different sensors, I order 4 15718's and cut the wires near the sensors and butt connect them. "Six of one, half dozen of the other".
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:19 PM   #11
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Nice find and I need a downstream one.. However they won't ship to canada...




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Old 01-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
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If buying from Amazon, avoid fulfillment by "AutoPartPro". They're the ones selling the Fugazi 13477 sensors.

Fugazi on the left. They didn't even bother stamping it with the correct part number.

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Old 01-14-2014, 06:48 AM   #13
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Who wants to purchase one and have it shippped state side to them for free and then ship it my way down to CDN for cost of actual shipping (which I pay and for the item). This would be a very nice gesture
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