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Old 02-11-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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whats the best o2 Sensors - not from the dealership

Hey guys - I have to replace my precat bank 1 02 sensor - I'm having a hard time locating the best recommended replacements besides for what the dealership offers- I don't want to spend $200 at the dealership.

My 2004 325 cic /m54 is throwing peak codes Table 20 c29 60 and 73.

I found what i need at bavauto for $120 - any other suggestions?

Part Number Description Price Qty.
17 215
Oxygen Sensor - located before catalytic converter - - BOSCH Please note: Only for cylinders 1-3

$ 119.95

I didn't realize that they are distinct parts specific to banks 1 and 2 - I need bank 1

Thanks ahead of time!
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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I bought sensors off if Amazon. I think I paid $90 for the pair. They are Bosch and the connectors are a match. The company is AutoPartsPro.

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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Thanks Mark. Also, I foundout that Pep Boys has a 20% off deal on Bosch o2 Sensors:


20% off All Bosch O2 Sensors
Use promotional code SENSOR20 at checkout to receive discount. Valid on any regularly priced in-stock single part purchased online. Enter promo code SENSOR20 in cart when purchased online to receive discount. Offer is not valid in combination with any other offers, rebates or discounts; not available to Pep Boys' Fleet & Commercial accounts; does not apply to labor, special order merchandise or the purchase of gift cards. Valid online until 11:59 pm EST on 6/30/14. Online orders scheduled for in-store pick up must be completed in store by closing on 6/30/14 for discount to apply.

I contacted Andy at Bavauto and asked them to match (since I had a few other things pending an order) so I got it for 99.99. Trusted source and free shipping - suits me.

Andy Douglass
800-535-2002, ext. 1258
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