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#4806192 - 07/05/18 07:59 PM Aftermaket sensor or OEM
Nissan101 Offline


Registered: 08/13/15
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Loc: Caribbean
Good Night,
My Coolant temperature sensor needs changing.
Should i buy OEM or the aftermarket brand?

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#4806207 - 07/05/18 08:13 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
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OEM gets my vote
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#4806224 - 07/05/18 08:37 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3033
Loc: Occupied Virginia
I doubt a coolant temp sensor would be that critical. I'd bet a sensor from any of the major brands would be fine.

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#4806234 - 07/05/18 08:44 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
riklyn Offline


Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 62
Loc: Heart of Dixie
I vote OEM also, but there is a high probability that the same company makes them both.
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#4806236 - 07/05/18 08:45 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1326
Loc: Georgia
Is it for the gauge or the pcm? If it is for the gauge aftermarket is fine. If it is for the pcm I would rather have oem, but aftermarket would most likely be fine there too.

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#4806278 - 07/05/18 09:25 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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#4806292 - 07/05/18 09:32 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
fcjeep Offline


Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 120
Loc: NY
Based on my limited experience with my sonís Xterra and a few conversations with an indy mechanic, my opinion is that Nissans are finicky about aftermarket electronic parts so stick with OEM.

I had an aftermarket camshaft position sensor installed by a local shop and they could not get the truck to run right. I had them take it out and put in the OEM from the Nissan dealer and it ran perfect instantly. Still going strong 2 years later.

Just my .02.
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#4806320 - 07/05/18 10:06 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 950
Loc: TX, USA
OEM unless the OEM is the same as aftermarket.

e.g.: Denso is for Toyota so you can buy Denso in place of a genuine Toyota from stealership with a note that sometimes the stealership part may be cheaper than Denso.


Edited by JMJNet (07/05/18 10:07 PM)
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#4806346 - 07/05/18 10:28 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1145
Loc: San Antonio, TX
OEM. I have replaced the engine coolant temp sensor 3 times on my ford. I finally got wise and quit throwing that BWD brand [censored] on my car and got a motorcraft. No problems since. BWD stands for broke when delivered.
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#4806348 - 07/05/18 10:29 PM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1145
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
I doubt a coolant temp sensor would be that critical. I'd bet a sensor from any of the major brands would be fine.

I thought so too. Turns out it was one of the most important on my truck. It wasnít for the gauge though. It is for the computer.
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#4806380 - 07/06/18 12:04 AM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
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Registered: 05/05/12
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OEM always has my vote! Every application is different.



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#4806482 - 07/06/18 07:08 AM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: E150GT]
Carbuff Offline


Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 151
Loc: Lost in the Garden State
Originally Posted By: E150GT
BWD stands for broke when delivered.


Or, you bought NEW. "Never Ever Worked". LOL
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#4806487 - 07/06/18 07:13 AM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: E150GT]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19280
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: E150GT
OEM. I have replaced the engine coolant temp sensor 3 times on my ford. I finally got wise and quit throwing that BWD brand [censored] on my car and got a motorcraft. No problems since. BWD stands for broke when delivered.


Not always. I have found OE parts with logo in the BWD and Intermotor boxes other times no name carp. Ordering online is sketchy at best you really need a look in the box before parting with the cash.
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#4806582 - 07/06/18 08:56 AM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: E150GT]
28oz Offline


Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 383
Loc: Utah, USA
Originally Posted By: E150GT
OEM. I have replaced the engine coolant temp sensor 3 times on my ford. I finally got wise and quit throwing that BWD brand [censored] on my car and got a motorcraft. No problems since. BWD stands for broke when delivered.


Not always. I picked up two BWD fuel pressure dampeners from O'Reillys for my VQ Quest. Both of them had the Nissan hamburger logo imprinted on them and were identical to the OEM ones I removed. Sometimes, you get lucky.
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#4806652 - 07/06/18 10:13 AM Re: Aftermaket sensor or OEM [Re: Nissan101]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12323
Loc: The Old North State
I installed an BWD/Intermotor CPS/TDC sensor in an 01 Civic back in 2012 and posted it HERE. Civic now sold but still part of extended family stable. Still operating properly and no regrets about using the BWD/Intermotor Sensor for that application.

I also replaced an air fuel ratio sensor on an 01 Tacoma in 2011. Rather than paying for the "Toyota labeled" sensor from the dealer which at that time iirc in the ~$200 range, I bought the same Denso labeled part from Amazon for ~$88. So sometimes one can get the OE part under the name of the original manufacturer.

Here, I'd favor the OE/M part, but I'd do research to see if I couldn't find the equivalent sensor by OE manufacturer for significantly less money. If not possible or close to same price, I'd go OEM.

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