Aftermarket NOX sensors?? Are they worth it, or should I buy OEM?

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  1. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    CEL, Volvo dealer says NOX sensors. They want $580 each, plus install. I installed new ones about 1.5 years ago. What is the opinion of the aftermarket NOX sensors? Those are less than half the cost of Volvo part. Any preferred aftermarket brand? Or one to stay away from? I'd be happy to get a Volvo part if I could save $150 each.
     
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  3. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

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    Just go for it, see what happens. I would.
     
  4. QUALITYTRUCK

    QUALITYTRUCK Road Train Member

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    I buy them periodically. Roughly 50-60% quick failure or inop. right out of box. Worth a shot on my steady customers that won't get upset knowing the risk.
     
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  5. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Tough decision. I see them on ebay for about $150, but I don't trust them.
    I found some Newstar for $450 but that's only about $100 less than Volvo.
    I guess I'll just get the Volvo ones, have them today, not hard to replace, that way if they fail in under a year they're covered.
    Power steering went out too, they replaced the pump and need to replace the gearbox, which I've been a little concerned about anyway.
    Good thing I've been putting money aside!
     
  6. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I just finished putting in 2 Nox sensors(inlet and outlet) on my Pete 2 months apart. Both where refurbished(rebuilt), that’s all they had, they can’t keep up with supply and demand I guess. I would’ve prefer and wanted new. Not even Cummins dealer had new ones. I still have the one year warranty on each. We’ll see what happens.
     
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    loudtom Road Train Member

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  8. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    I was hoping to find Volvo brand online for le$$, but they were all almost the same price, only the "off" brand ones were cheaper and I just decided that I didn't want to chance it.
     
  9. thetransporter123

    thetransporter123 Bobtail Member

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    ordered the inlet nox sensor from amazon.ca and was good. Ordered the outlet one from amazon.com and no good.
     
  10. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I noticed that class8truckparts use “Dorman” sensors. Dorman are aftermarket replacement parts. I wonder if it’s there own line or where those sensors are coming from and if the quality is any good .....
     
  11. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Sometimes there are Volvo brand on ebay, but I wonder if they're counterfeits.
     
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