Re: Car question...any gearheads in here?

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Hatent1995
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Car question...any gearheads in here?

Postby Hatent1995 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:54 pm

I have a 97 subaru outback. Its been running crappy lately and the check engine light came on so I took it in to have a diagnostic test run. They said that I need a new oxygen sensor and my catalytic converter replaced. 1800 big ones. Is that right? I mean I only paid $3500 for the damn car when I bought it last year. Anways, is this a difficult repair? I'm not the greatest with cars. I can change brakes and do other minor repairs, but if I got myself a nice manual is it something I could tackle? Or is it out of my league? $1800 is tough to swallow for me right now. Thanks for any help.
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Postby Tank » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:51 pm

First off never never let a shop buy parts for you go too you local Autozone or whatever you got close and buy the converter, but first get her up on jacks (stands) so it don't fall on ya a u get squised. Also check pipe going into the converter and leaving the converter for rust holes, you will also need two (band claps) to reattach the new converter. The Ox senser is a snap it is usually on the valve cover and it just usually pops in and out its easy. They are like 2.29 at autozone hope this helps
m60
Ps you'' get my bill in the mail...lmao
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Postby Hatent1995 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:53 am

Yeah I did some research and it looks like something I can handle. So I let those leeches tell me what was wrong with my car and now I'll go ahead and fix it myself for like 60 bucks. $1800???? They can kiss my ass. Thanks for the info m60. I'm sure I'll pay your bill on a poker table one of these days. :)
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Postby Jdawg1142 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:25 am

and us nowing hte odds of poker what is 1800 pot and a 60$ bet whats your pot odds on that one? 30:1 on your money i say go for it :)
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Postby Hatent1995 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:41 pm

jdawg1142 wrote:and us nowing hte odds of poker what is 1800 pot and a 60$ bet whats your pot odds on that one? 30:1 on your money i say go for it :)


lol...I might be getting proper pot odds, but me taking a wrench to my car really is a gamble. It's like calling with no pair and no draw.
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ok

Postby Tank » Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:26 pm

pick up a can of Liquid Wrench, and soke the chit out of the nuts and bolts, they will most likely break anyway. and if you have torches they will come in handy if the bolts are messed up Good luck... and yes I am still sick this is going on day 2 with no food.. all i have is water and gator aid clear.
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Re: Car question...any gearheads in here?

Postby Macy1974 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:06 pm

shakedown wrote:I have a 97 subaru outback. Its been running crappy lately and the check engine light came on so I took it in to have a diagnostic test run. They said that I need a new oxygen sensor and my catalytic converter replaced. 1800 big ones. Is that right? I mean I only paid $3500 for the damn car when I bought it last year. Anways, is this a difficult repair? I'm not the greatest with cars. I can change brakes and do other minor repairs, but if I got myself a nice manual is it something I could tackle? Or is it out of my league? $1800 is tough to swallow for me right now. Thanks for any help.

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First check for air leaks in the engine hoses or intake with water and soap with spray bottle and if you find no leaks replace the o2 sensor and the spark plugs do a foul and go to autozone and tell them to clear the code of the check engine light. If the check engine light comes on again then it needs a catalytic converter that's the most expensive part. I hope this helps.

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