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Old 01-08-2006, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Rusty
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Re: OXYGEN SENSOR rip off

You can use Bosch Part Number: 13913 works perfectly and is MUCH cheaper
than the OEM models. Around 35$ US, from the usual outlets.

RS




"John Robertson" <johnnr@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:43b209fa$0$25854$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> My 740 TURBO 1990 has been using a bit much gas of late so I went through
> the obvious bits even worked out the little code box display .
> Sure enough the oxygen sensor was shot .1-2-1 on the reading though other
> than strong smell of an over rich mixture you wouldn't have known it .
> So how much was it going to cost me .$185.00 US in an IPD mag.Or $185 AU
> from a Volvo parts retailer (not official).Bilia $AU498.00 plus
> labour of $ AU 120.00 for 1 to 1.1/4 hours labour equalling $AU 618 .00
> hard earned dollars .After removing the oil filter it took me 7 minutes
> with an open ended spanner to remove the old unit (clogged up )and
> 5minutes to put the new sensor in .I used a NGK unit which was complete
> with harness no cutting or crimping ,so if fine now for $AU 97.50 saving
> me $AU 520.50 .I couldn't afford to drive a
> Volvo if I had to pay that sort of money .As its just after xmas my Volvo
> guys are away still but they charged $AU 70.00 for labour
> and $AU 5.50 for incidentals ,I guess that means joining the wires on a
> non complete loom .That was about 18 months ago on my wifes car .
> Unfortunately I cant recall how much the sensor was .
>



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