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BIGmog
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Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P402
#1226438 - 04/27/06 07:37 PM

My 99 Contour SE (V6 2.5l) is having EGR Excessive Flow issues (CEL P402). Based on other posts, it seems like the DPFE sensor is a likely cause. The newer plastic version seems to be preferred to the metal one. However, the dealer told me that the plastic one only fits a 4 cylinder engine and that I would need a metal one for my car.

Looking at my DPFE sensor, it seems like a metal one would be a better fit for the two hoses that connect to the bottom. Is there any benefit to getting a plastic one other than price? And can anyone verify that a plastic DPFE sensor will work with a V6 engine? I appreciate your input. Thanks!

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todras
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P402 new
#1226464 (Re: BIGmog) 04/27/06 07:56 PM

Get the plastic one from Autozone etc.

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Big Jim
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1226696 (Re: BIGmog) 04/28/06 01:16 AM

Whatever you get, get the one the catalog calls for.

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99tour
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P402 new
#1227468 (Re: BIGmog) 04/28/06 08:29 PM

I just replaced my DPFE sensor with a plastic one a few weeks ago for my 99 V6. It is a better one that the metal ones.
It also got rid of my EGR flow excessive code.

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G Stone
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P402 new
#1248968 (Re: todras) 05/31/06 12:04 AM

So the dealer is full of ish? The plastic one or the metal one will work?

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BrApple
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1248971 (Re: G Stone) 05/31/06 12:07 AM

pretty sure it has been noted before that the plastic one should now be used as the metal one could rust out over time and fail

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G Stone
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1252895 (Re: BrApple) 06/06/06 12:57 AM

So is it true that the people on this site are together smarter than a common Ford dealership?

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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1252903 (Re: G Stone) 06/06/06 01:19 AM

Collectively, yes.. that is entirely true.




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Tony2005
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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1252938 (Re: Ray) 06/06/06 02:14 AM

Originally posted by Ray:
Collectively, yes.. that is entirely true.







And also very humble.

In all seriousness, you are getting the collective experience of maybe 5,000 CEGers who read and/or post on a regular basis. And we usually only deal with Contours/Mystiques. So the probability of getting "good help" (and cheap) here is very high.

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Re: Which DPFE Sensor to get? Plastic or metal? P new
#1252978 (Re: Tony2005) 06/06/06 03:06 AM

I said COLLECTIVELY.. I NEVER said me!



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