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Old 01 Mar 2004, 06:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
Chuck Kampmiller
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Does anyone know what the life expectancy is on these things?
I just had to have the #1 sensor replaced at 33000 miles and
they would not do it under warranty, that it was not covered.
I thought that the EPA mandated that any pollution control devices
had to have a reasonable life expectancy.

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 07:13 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In news:RYQ0c.14015$ko6.202117@attbi_s02,
Chuck Kampmiller <chuckka1@comcast.net> being of bellicose mind
posted:
> Does anyone know what the life expectancy is on these things?
> I just had to have the #1 sensor replaced at 33000 miles and
> they would not do it under warranty, that it was not covered.
> I thought that the EPA mandated that any pollution control devices
> had to have a reasonable life expectancy.


When the ECU says the sensor is failed ... it's failed. Your
gasoline quality and formulation has a substantial impact on the life
of this sensor. Also, RESIST RESIST RESIST all temptations to put
additives in the fuel tank and from buying the cheapest no-name
gasolines. One could even make a weak case that inappropriate oil
change intervals contribute to premature O2 failures.
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Old 01 Mar 2004, 09:00 pm   #3 (permalink)
Chuck Kampmiller
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> When the ECU says the sensor is failed ... it's failed. Your
> gasoline quality and formulation has a substantial impact on the life
> of this sensor. Also, RESIST RESIST RESIST all temptations to put
> additives in the fuel tank and from buying the cheapest no-name
> gasolines. One could even make a weak case that inappropriate oil
> change intervals contribute to premature O2 failures.
> --
>
> - Philip @ Maximum Torque RPM
>

Oh well! After checking the prices on after-market OČ sensors, I guess that
they weren't too hard on me. I will have to ask my independent service guy
why he thought that it would be covered under warranty. I checked back on
my gas buying and the only gas I have used is Chevron and 1 tank of Union 76
since I've had the car. I have no idea what the P.O. used. The only
additive
I use is Chevron Techron. I did notice that the after-market sensors say
that
they are good for 100k miles.

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Aloha, Oregon


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Old 01 Mar 2004, 10:33 pm   #4 (permalink)
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In news:_MS0c.452514$na.1092808@attbi_s04,
Chuck Kampmiller <chuckka1@comcast.net> being of bellicose mind
posted:
> > When the ECU says the sensor is failed ... it's failed. Your
> > gasoline quality and formulation has a substantial impact on the
> > life of this sensor. Also, RESIST RESIST RESIST all temptations
> > to put additives in the fuel tank and from buying the cheapest
> > no-name gasolines. One could even make a weak case that
> > inappropriate oil change intervals contribute to premature O2
> > failures. --
> >
> > - Philip @ Maximum Torque RPM
> >

> Oh well! After checking the prices on after-market OČ sensors, I
> guess that they weren't too hard on me. I will have to ask my
> independent service guy why he thought that it would be covered
> under warranty. I checked back on my gas buying and the only gas
> I have used is Chevron and 1 tank of Union 76 since I've had the
> car. I have no idea what the P.O. used. The only additive
> I use is Chevron Techron. I did notice that the after-market
> sensors say that
> they are good for 100k miles.


Let's hope your aftermarket replacements DO last that long. They
often don't expecially when the word BOSCH is on the box. If you are
using Chevron gasoline, it's overkill to add more of the stuff to
your fuel. Good luck!
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- Philip @ Maximum Torque RPM


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Old 02 Mar 2004, 08:04 am   #5 (permalink)
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O2 sensors before catalytic are not that expensive and are easy task for a
DYI guy if you got the tools. Its a 15min. job per sensor.

You can order genuine O2 sensors from http://www.toyota-parts-dealer.com/, a
O2 socket kit from AutoZone for $15, and a torque ratchet handle (extend
handle using a pipe or club bar if required) from AutoZone or from Sears.


"Chuck Kampmiller" <chuckka1@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:_MS0c.452514$na.1092808@attbi_s04...
> > When the ECU says the sensor is failed ... it's failed. Your
> > gasoline quality and formulation has a substantial impact on the life
> > of this sensor. Also, RESIST RESIST RESIST all temptations to put
> > additives in the fuel tank and from buying the cheapest no-name
> > gasolines. One could even make a weak case that inappropriate oil
> > change intervals contribute to premature O2 failures.
> > --
> >
> > - Philip @ Maximum Torque RPM
> >

> Oh well! After checking the prices on after-market OČ sensors, I guess

that
> they weren't too hard on me. I will have to ask my independent service

guy
> why he thought that it would be covered under warranty. I checked back on
> my gas buying and the only gas I have used is Chevron and 1 tank of Union

76
> since I've had the car. I have no idea what the P.O. used. The only
> additive
> I use is Chevron Techron. I did notice that the after-market sensors say
> that
> they are good for 100k miles.
>
> --
>
> Chuck Kampmiller
> Aloha, Oregon
>
>



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