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    Default Cheap boost sensor a no go

    A couple of weeks ago I got the P0100 and some associated code come up, I cleaned the Boost Sensor (though it had only been cleaned 2 months prior), actually just a spray of WD40 and a wipe as was clean, but that cured the code anyway. But I decided to get another sensor just in case this one was failing.

    So being a cheap ba$tard I found a £20 pattern part on ebay and fitted it this past weekend. It worked, but did feel odd, just didn't feel like my engine, but I couldn't place it, though it did feel choked up at 3k in 1st gear this morning, but I thought that was just me being a dick.

    However, tonight on my way in to work on the M4 put my foot in 4th and it would normally respond quite willingly, I just got slight acceleration then a fffdddddddd sound, no power, then after about 10 seconds the spanner light, great. I carried on driving until I got congestion and was able to plug in my bluetooth reader then read the code with my phone, cleared it and was ok.

    Continued to monitor the boost on my way in and noticed it hitting 1.5 bar under hard acceleration, when I believe it should max out at 1.0, hence the reason for the fault, obviously this cheap boost sensor is thick as pig swill and sending the wrong information.

    So do not buy http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-V...#ht_2343wt_700

    I'll ask for me money back I think.

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    ??How much are they from VX ,could just be that faulty unit,could change it though as its warranted for 2 years.

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    I think £45-55 OEM, so really £20 is too cheap. I had thought about swapping it under the warranty but not sure I want the hassle, would rather just get money back and buy an OEM now, hopefully trying to chuck 1.5bar of boost didn't cause any dramas.

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    chucked the original back in and working fine again, teach me for being a tight arse!

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