sheikhnbake wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:16 pm
... Runs and idles like new.
...until it suddenly doesn't. Lol
It's common enough to all vehicles that used the VK45DE engine. The good news is that they aren't a recurring failure; do it right the first time and you probably don't ever have to do it again in the ownership of the vehicle. Using an OEM part has a higher chance of success.
You could preemptively replace it and secure another 15+ years of reliability;
just carry a spare sensor in the trunk along with basic tools;
just take a gamble on being left stranded and getting towed etc.