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Old 01-29-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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oxygen sensors?

Hey guys,

Looking into replacing oxygen sensors pretty soon. I see a big price difference when it comes to Motorcraft sensors and NTK sensors. Anyone have had experience with NTK sensors? I'm losing any MPG's just want to keep the car tuned.

I have a 2010 Focus at 100k.

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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From what I understand Motorcraft is by far the best and last the longest... That being said I have yet to have a problem with BOSCH O2 sensors.
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I read to stay with the factory ones others can be over/under sensative. Have you changed your plugs? Keep your tires aired up might help.
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Stick with OEM if possible
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I'm a supporter of OEM parts when it matters. For instance OE engine mounts are worth the expense vs aftermarket.

Sometimes an aftermarket component is of equal quality to OEM. Oxygen sensors are one area where excellent quality non OE components are available.

NTK are high quality and equal to OE in my experience. I just put my money where my mouth is. A couple of days ago I replaced both of my O2 sensors on my 01 wagon with NTK parts. Amazon had a good price and shipping was free with Prime.

My recommendation is get the appropriate NTK sensor from your vendor of choice and enjoy the money you saved vs. Motorcraft parts. You will have sacrificed zero in quality.

My NTK sensors were, by the way, made in Japan. Last I checked, Japanese products have an excellent reputation for quality, in general.
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Actually the OEM Ford O2 sensors are NTK also. But the problem I have experienced is most anything that isn't built to OEM specs lasts only one half to one third the life of OEM parts. The aftermarket NTK O2 sensor lasted just over 40k miles compared to 120k for OEM.
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a_2000_se nailed it, NTK is great quality, we use it all the time but won't last as long as oem..... But does anything? lol, bosch is very high quality and you definately pay for it
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Thank you guys for all your feedback.
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