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Lambda sensor VW POLO

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Lambda sensor for VW POLO: useful information

Technical information
  • Parts recommended for simultaneous replacement as part of a service kit
    • Engine oil
    • Lambda Probe Set
    • Retrofit Kit, catalytic converter
    • Sensor, exhaust pressure
    • Catalytic converter
    • Mass air flow sensor
    • Clamp, silencer
    • Sensor, coolant temperature
    • Spark plug
    • Knock Sensor
    • Throttle position sensor
    • Crankshaft sensor
    • Camshaft position sensor
    • Ignition Cable Kit
    • Exhaust pipe gasket
List price of Lambda sensor for VW POLO
  • Minimum price £ 25,00
  • Maximum price £ 499,00
Definitions of OBD 2 fault codes for VW POLO
  • p0171, p0430, p0303, p0172, p0174, p0301, p0302, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0155, p0421, p0410, p0135, p0031, p0134, p0030, p0130, p0131, p0133, p0141, p0138, p0136, p0037, p0137, p0036, p0140 -

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O2 sensor for VW POLO and other car parts Exhaust

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  • Volkswagen POLO EGR valve

    EGR valve

  • Volkswagen POLO Catalytic converter

    Catalytic converter

  • Volkswagen POLO Diesel particulate filter (DPF)

    Diesel particulate filter (DPF)

  • Volkswagen POLO Exhaust silencer

    Exhaust silencer

  • Volkswagen POLO Exhaust mounting kit

    Exhaust mounting kit

  • Volkswagen POLO Exhaust flex pipe

    Exhaust flex pipe

  • Volkswagen POLO Exhaust manifold

    Exhaust manifold

  • Volkswagen POLO Middle silencer

    Middle silencer

  • Volkswagen POLO Exhaust tips

    Exhaust tips

  • Volkswagen POLO Front silencer

    Front silencer

  • Engine oil VW POLO petrol and diesel

    Engine oil

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  • VW POLO Brake discs

    Brake discs

  • VW POLO Shock absorber

    Shock absorber

  • VW POLO Brake pads

    Brake pads

  • VW POLO Control arm

    Control arm

  • VW POLO Clutch kit

    Clutch kit

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    Wheel hub

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    Wheel bearing

  • Brake caliper VW POLO cost

    Brake caliper

  • Timing belt kit VW POLO cost

    Timing belt kit

  • VW POLO Oil filter price

    Oil filter

  • VW POLO Coil spring price

    Coil spring

  • VW POLO Air filter price

    Air filter

  • VW POLO Timing belt and water pump price

    Timing belt and water pump

  • VW POLO Rear lights price

    Rear lights

Where can you find the lambda sensors in a Volkswagen Polo?

The location of these components depends on the engine type and the year of production. Most modern vehicles are fitted with two oxygen sensors. One of them is located in the exhaust manifold upstream of the catalytic converter and the second one downstream of it. This increases the measurement accuracy.

What are the types and how do they differ?

The following kinds of lambda sensors are available for Volkswagen Polo:

  • Heated: these are the most common ones. They are three- and four-wire components that quickly heat up to the required temperature.
  • Planar: these are made using zirconium dioxide and aluminium oxide. They are light and can heat up in 5-–30 seconds. They are also inexpensive.
  • Titanium dioxide: these require a reference voltage to function. They are long lasting and highly accurate. However, they have a complex design and are expensive.
  • Wideband: these are used in modern vehicles and have a wide measurement range. They can be four- or five-wire. They help ensure the correct air-–fuel ratio.

Can I install lambda sensors of different types in a Volkswagen Polo?

In some cases, when it is impossible to buy the required component, replacing it with a different one with similar characteristics is allowed. Please note that if your vehicle had a heated component, you cannot substitute it with an unheated one.

Replacing zirconium parts with titanium ones is not permitted either. They use different methods of measurement and data readout. Replacing one with the other could lead to poor engine performance.

What is the average service life of these components in this model? What are the most common causes of failure?

The service life of lambda sensors depends on an engine type and vehicle operating conditions. On average, components without a heating element last for 60,000–80,000 km, while heated last for 100,000 km. Planar sensors can cover a distance of 160,000 km. It is recommended to test the parts every 30,000 km.

These components can break down because of poor-quality fuel, a faulty ignition system, mechanical damage, and too much off-road driving. In addition, sensors fail if the oil-scraper piston rings wear out or antifreeze gets into the exhaust system.

What are the possible consequences of not changing lambda sensors in a Volkswagen Polo on time?

Driving a car with a faulty sensor leads to poor engine performance, increased fuel consumption, and poor dynamics. Exhaust emissions also increase, which is damaging to the environment.