VIDEO: Thimbal And Planar Oxygen Sensors

VIDEO: Thimbal And Planar Oxygen Sensors

Andrew Markel goes over the composition of two types of oxygen sensors with a brief history into each. Sponsored by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

Andrew Markel goes over the composition of two types of oxygen sensors with a brief history into each. Sponsored by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

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