Pre-Cat Oxygen Sensor, Bosch - E46, E39, E38, X3, X5, Z3, Z4 - 11781742050
E46 325/330: -2/2003. OEM Bosch bank 1 or 2 pre-cat O2 sensor. 24 month warranty.
E46 non-M, E39 all, E38 all, E83 X3 2.5i/3.0i, E53 X5 3.0/4.4/4.6, Z3 2.5i/2.8i/3.0i, E85 Z4 2.5i/3.0i pre-cat O2 sensor (before the catalytic converter).
The pre-cat O2 sensors, also known as Lambda probes, on the E46, E39, E38, X3, X5, Z3, and Z4 are some of the most important sensors on the M52TU, M54, and M62 engines. The pre-cat sensors tell the engine computer how well the engine is working (note: not how clean it is, that's the post-cat sensor). The pre-cat sensors give the ECU feedback on the engine tuning - if it's running lean or rich - and the ECU makes adjustments based on their data. Each bank of cylinders has its own sensor before and after the catalytic converters (this part number is the same sensor for both banks). The ECU adjusts fuel injection based on the data so the sensors also affect fuel economy in addition to performance. An integrated heater circuit helps prolong the life of the sensor but can also fail and give a check engine light.
Signs of an O2 sensor failure include worse fuel economy, lack of torque, and fault codes for the sensor(s). It is a good idea to replace the O2 sensors at regular intervals rather than waiting for a failure. Since their performance degrades over time you may not even notice the loss in performance or economy. Since the complete O2 sensor is part of the emissions system, a bad sensor may not set multiple OBD Readiness flags.
This is a genuine Bosch E46 E39 E38 X3 Z3 Z4 O2 sensor. Bosch is the original supplier to BMW for oxygen sensors, as well as the inventors of the system. Note: V8 models take two sensors.
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 325xi
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
E46 (99-05) > 330xi
E39 (97-03) > 525i
E39 (97-03) > 528i
E39 (97-03) > 530i
E39 (97-03) > 540i
E39 (97-03) > M5 (00-03)
E38 (95-01) > 740i
E38 (95-01) > 740iL
E38 (95-01) > 750iL
E31 (91-97) > 850Ci
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 2.5i M54 (2003-2005)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0i M54 (2003-2006)
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 3.0i M54
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.4i M62 4.4L (99-03)
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.6is M62
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.5
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 3.0
E52 Z8 (00-03) > Z8 Roadster (2000-2003)
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 2.5i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i M54