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HSKR
01-21-2004, 06:26 AM
Okay, I know Bosch is supposedly the best, or at least one of the best, but what about the cheaper brands?? I've found other brands, Walker for one, at about half the price as the Bosch sensors. I found the Bosch sensors for $61 shipped a peice, and that's a good price IMO, but doesn't beat the $45 shipped for the cheaper brand I found.

35th T-bird SC
01-21-2004, 06:47 AM
I got my Bosch sensors at Autozone for about $42 a piece. You are paying way to much if you pay$60!

MN12 KID
01-21-2004, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by HSKR
Okay, I know Bosch is supposedly the best, or at least one of the best, but what about the cheaper brands?? I've found other brands, Walker for one, at about half the price as the Bosch sensors. I found the Bosch sensors for $61 shipped a peice, and that's a good price IMO, but doesn't beat the $45 shipped for the cheaper brand I found.

Bosch products are the closest to OEM spec you'll get, without paying stealership prices. Any others like Deutsch or any other I wouldn't go for, unless it was a less major part, like a PCV valve or fuel filter.

pdennis93
01-21-2004, 10:54 AM
damnit $60 is way too much for o2 sensors? i got raped, and this has been about 2.5 years ago, but i got hit for $110 APIECE!!!!!!! from a shop when i had my headgaskets done

MN12 KID
01-21-2004, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by pdennis93
damnit $60 is way too much for o2 sensors? i got raped, and this has been about 2.5 years ago, but i got hit for $110 APIECE!!!!!!! from a shop when i had my headgaskets done :eek: :p :D

darriantbird
01-21-2004, 12:59 PM
I though boush made ALL o2 sensors regardless if they were aftermarket or not .The other manufacturers just put their name on them,or have I been misinformed?

HSKR
01-21-2004, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by 35th T-bird SC
I got my Bosch sensors at Autozone for about $42 a piece. You are paying way to much if you pay$60!

The older 3 wire O2 sensors for the 89-93 T-birds are cheaper than the 4-wire O2's I need for my '94. Checked Autozone's website and they didn't list the Bosch O2 sensors.

Reason I'm asking it my wife's car has started idling rough and the check engine light comes on every now and then. It has almost 140K miles on it and I'm pretty sure still has factory O2's in it so that's going to be my first guess as far as the problem.

35th T-bird SC
01-21-2004, 11:43 PM
$46 a piece here for OEM motorcraft. www.rockauto.com

Birdman93
01-21-2004, 11:43 PM
FYI-the Walker O2 is made by Bosch-better price cause you're not paying for the name

scbird1
01-22-2004, 12:12 AM
$46 is not bad I just paid 75.99 for 1 at Napa:eek: I was going to buy 2 but these are for the 94

HSKR
02-08-2004, 07:04 PM
Got the Bosch OE O2's from local Autozone for $57 each. And damn, that was about the easiest thing I've ever done on a vehicle aside from getting gas. Less than 20 minutes, and both O2's were swapped and all four tires were back on the ground. Seems to run a little smoother, but haven't really driven it much to test it out. Just filled up yesterday, so the real test will be gas mileage with this tank.

pops90sc
04-15-2004, 11:55 AM
Hey Bri,

My 90 appears to need O2 sensors - CEL comes on and off every now and then, sometimes uneven idle when warm. Code was 91, left side O2 sensor. Can't say on the gas mileage as the odometer is not working right now.

Can I does this myself on the driveway with the car up on ramps? I'm guessing this needs to be done from underneath. How much room do I need?

Thanks,
Brian

HSKR
04-15-2004, 02:38 PM
Hey Bri,

My 90 appears to need O2 sensors - CEL comes on and off every now and then, sometimes uneven idle when warm. Code was 91, left side O2 sensor. Can't say on the gas mileage as the odometer is not working right now.

Can I does this myself on the driveway with the car up on ramps? I'm guessing this needs to be done from underneath. How much room do I need?

Thanks,
Brian

Should be able to do it yourself. The sensors are easy to get to from under the car.