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Old 07-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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Searching for Spock with an O2 sensor

I plead guilty to using unsearchable short forms when writing. While a discussion is being carried out on another thread concerning pointing to the search function, I find myself wondering if it is a requisite function of search functions to exclude 2 letter words such as «O2» in search keywords. Since in this country we rarely use the term lambda to describe an oxygen sensor, it is very difficult to do a search for threads pertaining to said topic since «sensor» and «wire» bring up more irrelevant threads than I care to plow through. Oh well...
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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Try putting the phrase in quotes, as in "O2"....just tried it and seems to work.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:46 AM   #3
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Odd, doesn’t seem to work for me.
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Screenshot of search and results (if this helps)



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Old 07-16-2018, 05:58 PM   #5
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Weird. I get “Sorry, no matches. Please try a different keyword.”
I’ll try on my computer. I’ve only ever tried on my iPad.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:45 PM   #6
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Weird. I get “Sorry, no matches. Please try a different keyword.”
I’ll try on my computer. I’ve only ever tried on my iPad.
...and weirder still, the screenshots I provided are from my ipad. Granted I'm not using the latest iOS, but still should work the same. Perhaps Canadians are prohibited from shortening (and butchering) everything like us dumb Americans. Lol.

If you still are trying to search for specifics within the forum, another alternative is to use your browser (or Google) as in: O2 sensor site:986forum.com and/or narrow the search by using additional operators (google for list of operators that can be used to narrow searches...many Boolean terms work, but not all).

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Old 07-17-2018, 04:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll give them a try.
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Newart, the "O2" search worked for me . . . . and I am in Canada, albeit, WESTERN Canada.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:59 AM   #9
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...many Boolean terms work, but not all).
bahahah! i was going to use the term 'boolean' the other day in a thread about interpreting clauses in auto insurance (folks struggle with the conceptual differences between 'and' and 'or') but restrained myself. congrats; you are grammar king of the day.

and now, back to regularly scheduled programming ...

using quotes works for me too. also in western canada. sorry quebec; perhaps something with the language laws there (if i used emojis i would stick a smiley face here. but i don't).
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[QUOTE=(if i used emojis i would stick a smiley face here. but i don't).[/QUOTE]

Here, I'll do it for you, and more!



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Old 07-17-2018, 12:22 PM   #11
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In fact, it works just fine on my computer "and not" on my iPad!
Seriously though, I've read a few threads which refer to "reference air" and "soldering versus crimping" the wire extensions. Anything I should know here? I'm planning on splicing on my old connectors with their wires to make the longer wire.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:46 AM   #12
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I've read a few threads which refer to "reference air" and "soldering versus crimping" the wire extensions.
I read about those too and went for Bosch OEM sensors with the exact pigtail connector, when crimped no-brand aftermarket sensors came with the car caused multiple CEL codes. I found them for about $80/ pc online, yet replacing all 4 was expensive... but necessary.
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I have heard those exact same stories about the need for atmospheric oxygen to "travel down the wire", but this whole concept does not pass my bogus internet story sniff test.

And the concern about soldering spliced wires logically seems to be based upon a worry for the potential of such a joint to separate due to the sensor's high heat environment melting the solder.

To me, the best option here is to make up jumper cables with male and female connectors which match the OEM sensor styles, made from virgin unspliced wire in a heavier gauge than OEM so to reduce resistance. Insert the wires within a heat resistant sleeve before attaching the end connectors.

My jumper cables (below) made in this manner have worked flawlessly.

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Old 09-09-2018, 05:37 PM   #15
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Update: So in the end, as many of you have seen on my YouTube channel, I just sliced in some proper gauge wire and sheathed it with some of that web type covering and plugged them in. No problem. Sometimes I overthink things.
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