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fender
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« on: October 13, 2006, 01:06:50 am »

I have a 1994 2.0ltr petrol Espace. I have owned it for the last 8yrs, clocked-up 130k mile's and would'nt swap it for anything else.
 Recently I had a new down pipe fitted (the one where the lambe sensor is screwed into). The old lamba was screwed back into the down pipe. This caused a few problem's;
 1) irratic tick-over especially when cold
 2) flat spot's through the rev-range
 I fitted a new lamba sensor and everything is fine again. I noticed on the fitting instruction's, that the lamba sensor's should be treated as a service item and changed every 30-40,000 mls.
 Thought this might be of interest.
 Also would anyone know where you can get a complete stainless exhaust system , as I live on a small island where there's plenty of salty air.
 Thank's fender
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 03:27:32 am »

hi,

try the web but one I have used in the past is:

http://www.racecar.co.uk/quicksilver/

This is also known as the London Stainless Exhaust Centre.

Regards Sparky
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 11:09:05 am »

I agree that the lambda sensor is a part that doesn't live forever. For those worried that it is mighty expensive to and that only genuine Renault parts can be used, I can tell that for the 1992-1996 Espace's any 3-wire lambda sensor can be used. For the earlier ones still around, 1-wire sensors apply, but a 3 wire works too if the heater element is left unconnected.

In Scandinavia, Biltema sells 1 & 3 wire lambda sensors for a few hundred DKKs.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 01:59:44 am »

Thank's sparky, I'll try that out. By the way I too have 2 bmw's of the two wheel variety.
Anders, I bought a lamba sensor (specific to Espace)for £45.00. I dont know how that translate's into you're currency?
It was the £100 charged for the diagnosis that still make's me cringe
Regard's fender
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 08:13:25 am »

Anders, I bought a lamba sensor (specific to Espace)for £45.00. I dont know how that translate's into you're currency?

You get about 11.5 DKK for every £ so that's not too bad. I think garages all over Europe make a lot of money for diagnosis - or maybe it's just Bosch and the car makers that make a lot of money on diagnostic tools. Maybe both, who knows?
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