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Old 03-24-2006, 01:20 PM   #31
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No apology needed! I am really curious about the MPG improvement. Mine looks to be very significant.

And, hey...no we all have choices of where we can get out GM parts!

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NCCamper,

Glad to hear your milage is better... 310-320 on a tank in town would be pretty normal, depending on temps and driving habbits.

These cars are terrible on fuel when the O2 starts to tank... After I found this out when I bought my first Bonneville I started to pay attention to fuel milage... Worst I have seen on the bonnies was 13mpg on the 91 and 14 on the 95... Replacing the sensors brought my worst milage to 18 in both cars... and on the road mileage to 30+ on both cars... Amazing what a diffrence an O2 sensor can make..

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Thanks BillBoost37, That is the one that is refered to as heated O2 and i am told it was needed repaced. I was quoted $180, plus $165 labor. I think i'll take a stab at it first.

BonnevillesSince62, VanDever Olds, is that the one in Akron, OH.? I originally bought my Bonneville at Taylor Pontiac before they merged with VanDever.

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Thanks BillBoost37, That is the one that is refered to as heated O2 and i am told it was needed repaced. I was quoted $180, plus $165 labor. I think i'll take a stab at it first.

BonnevillesSince62, VanDever Olds, is that the one in Akron, OH.? I originally bought my Bonneville at Taylor Pontiac before they merged with VanDever.

Thanks, again guys.
Yes, they're in Akron

If the price you're quoting above is just for one 02 sensor, that is highway robbery. If they include diagnosis and labor, I can't see any more than 1.5 hours total, and that'* being VERY lenient. Most shops are around 80 bucks an hour, so I'd pay NO MORE THAN $120 labor. List price on the 02 sensor is around $115, which is still too much. The 02 is easy enough to get to, and unscrews like a lightbulb (you do have to unplug the electrical connector). You can buy an oxygen sensor socket at any parts store for about $12, and you can use it again later.
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