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Old 08-18-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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I mean it'* either working or not right?
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Not necessarily. It can cause you to run lean or rich (usually rich) without totally failing.
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My mechanic friend said its good to change it with every oil change
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If you're still getting over 25mpg Highway Driving, than I would leave it alone. I replaced mine at 80,000 miles just because I was going on a long vacation and it was piece of mind. I only had one O2 sensor, but I have read(on this site) that some have 2(I think it'* the OBD II series). Obviously, if the SES comes on and gives you a code that points to the O2, you know it'* time to replace it.
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o2 sensors are WAY to spendy to change with every oil change. Maybe once a year max, but 3 or 4...c'mon
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My mechanic friend said its good to change it with every oil change
You need a new mechanic. O2 sensors typically last 50-60k miles before exibiting signsn of weakness or failure. There are premature failures, but changing a $50 part every oil change is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Are you sure you heard him correctly?
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Yea, mine costs $90...And I asked this question becuase i debating on weather or not to take it back. I'd rather have the $90 than unchanged fuel economy and performance.
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Hmmm... brutal.
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Scammer... lol... oh well.
*about paying for a new o2 senser ever oil change
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