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Old 04-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #11
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well imo bosch is not THATT bad, the entirety of my engine relies on bosch...bosch plugs, bosch o2 etc....haven't failed me yet...thank god about that too....i'm the lucky bosch man...
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well imo bosch is not THATT bad, the entirety of my engine relies on bosch...bosch plugs, bosch o2 etc....haven't failed me yet...thank god about that too....i'm the lucky bosch man...
You have not been here long enough to see all of the failures around Bosch Plugs and O2 sensors on the 3800 engines... Both of the Pontiac Dealerships I talked to here actually seriously reccomend aginst bosch platinum plugs in a 3800... Soone or later the DIS system will burn out the electrodes... Not a matter of if but a question of when...

I have seen the exact same issues with the 305-350 chevy V8'* with the HEI distributor as well...

Both dealerships explained to me that they reccomended AC Delco, but anything would be better than bosch in the 3800...

Our cars use a Bosch Fuel pressure regulator, and in some cases Bosch fuel injectors.... But the O2'* and Plugs are crapp in the 3800..

Trust me you'll find out sooner or later

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yeah you are probably right, im gonna find out...probably the hard way too...
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well then i have returned the bosch sensors and am going to look for the best deals on ac delco i can get
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I too have suffered from Bosch Platinum failures at low miles in other GM vehicles I've owned. As such, neither of my Bonnevilles will ever see one.

My 93 needed a new O2 sensor 3 years ago. Our bad experiences hadn't become apparent at that time, although there were some grumblings already. The O2 restored SOME lost efficiencey, but not all of it, and the sensor totally failed 30 days later.
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well then i have returned the bosch sensors and am going to look for the best deals on ac delco i can get
You won't get any better than the links I provided. They sell at cost + 10%, and no one wants to sell for less than that. So does GM Parts Direct, but they tack on the high shipping so they can make at least a few bucks. They're like the guys on ebay that sell something at just over cost, but have a $35 shipping charge for an item like a cell phone!
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