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Used Volkswagen Engine Knock Sensors

All used Volkswagen Engine Knock Sensors listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Volkswagen from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Engine Knock Sensors

Timing and temperature are crucial in a vehicle's ignition system in order for combustion to occur correctly and for the engine to perform at its best. In an engine, when fuel is not ignited properly/at the right time it produces an explosion that can ruin the finely-tuned cycle of the engine, and can lead to damaged engine components. These little explosions are referred to as engine knock or detonation, and produce a knocking or pinging sound in the engine. The Volkswagen engine knock sensor functions to detect harmful engine vibrations caused by engine knock and this information is used to determine ignition timing and prevent further detonation.

Positioned on the intake manifold, engine block or cylinder head, the engine knock sensor works by sending a signal to the car's ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which will use this information to adjust the ignition timing to protect the engine from what is known as pre-ignition; the fuel combusting and burning before it is ignited by the spark plug. 

If the fuel burns in the engine before it should, usually due to the engine's compression being too low, this can lead to a build-up of carbon deposit and debris. When these deposits accumulate in the cylinder head, the air and fuel mixture does not have enough space, leading to compression being too high in the cylinders, which results in engine knock. The engine-knock-sensor functions to detect when this is happening and with the help of the ECU avoid this pre-ignition.

If there is a problem with the engine knock sensor the warning light should illuminate on the dashboard of the car. Signs of a malfunctioning engine knock sensor can include a loss of acceleration and the vehicle not achieving as many miles to the gallon as usual.  It's advisable to seek advice from a mechanic to establish the exact cause of the fault. When you need to replace this part, the Volkswagen engine knock sensor is the ideal choice, designed to be compatible with the make and model of your vehicle. 

Volkswagen trivia

  • There were 521,273 new motors that left showrooms in 2019 coloured grey, the official figures revealed. The Volkswagen Golf was officially the most-chosen model to be painted grey. Black was in second place with 466,276 cars, accounting for one in five new vehicles leaving dealer forecourts.
  • Currently Volkswagen have 18 car in production, excluding 5 Chinese models, 3 GTI’s, 2 hybrid electrics, 2 all electric and 1 R model.
  • Volkswagens’ are mentioned currently in 10 world records including the ‘greatest distance driven on a single tank of fuel’ (1,581.88 miles by a VW Passat) and the ‘Fastest vehicle crossing the Gilf Al-Kebir plateau’ (timed at 5hr 7min in a VW Amarok).
  • Volkswagen has around 230 dealers in the UK.
  • The Golf GTi defined the ‘hot-hatch’ although the Renault 5 was introduced slightly earlier. 460,000 were produced and examples in mint condition can now cost up to £15,000.