Aftermarket Lambda Sensor is different to the original? I received an interesting email from one of my engine management part suppliers, Cambiare. It was about buying lambda sensors and why aftermarket parts can sometimes physically look different to the original but still be the correct part.

Below is the  example they gave:


Figure A shows lambda sensor-A which corresponds to two O.E. numbers JP-123 and JP-124. (original equipment number means the genuine/dealer’s number). Notice the corner cut-out of the plug.

Figure B shows lambda sensor-B LAMBDA 2which  corresponds to OE number JP-125. Here the cut-out on the plug is bottom left.

Figure C shoLAMBDA 3ws  lamba sensor-C. This is the aftermarket version of the two sensors above.

This sensor can be used to replace any of the 3 OE numbers, namely JP-123, JP-124 and JP-125.

This practice of designing a part to cover more applications is common with lambda/oxygen sensors, but the same might apply in other parts where two parts are essentially the same except for e.g. the plug.

Anyone in the motor trade will agree that when buying car parts there’s a higher-than-average chance that you’ve got the wrong part, so it’s easy to immediately jump to this conclusion but this article is one example where it might not be so straightforward.  Good luck !

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 Crdi Oil Filter Discrepancy

Santa Fe’s 2.2 Diesels from 2005 to 2009 (End) all use Spin On Oil Filters.

There is a catalogue discrepancy and many parts suppliers are listing a cartridge/paper element type oil filter for this model. From our experience, this is wrong and models upto 2010 all they all take the screw-on filter.

We sell an ADL Blueprint Part Number ADG02133 which is equivalent to Original Part Number 26310-27420.

Click here to buy the correct oil filter for Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 Diesel (2005-2009)




Bmw 5 Series E34 Steering Idler Arm or Pitman Arm

Today a customer asked for an steering idler arm for an old e34. they are available from us. delphi part number is tl530 / bmw 32211136450

It fits like to one side of the car only.

PITMAN ARMturns out this part has quite a few names:

steering idler arm, pitman arm, steering lever…so when you’re searching you might want to try all of them for the best prices!