Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 03:41:11 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <>
Subject: Re: O2 sensor & black smoke?

I did have a 'smile' at the end of the sentence. But if you applied the same logic, you would not buy gas until the engine stopped because you were out of gas. In other words, there are some things that should be done before something breaks or dies. Plugs are one. "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message news:3b8d16fe$0$69821$ > Harry Davis ( wrote: > : Could it be cheap cheap cheap? :>) If you did that to a Saab, you should > : have your driver's license revoked. > > Could it be that you're trying to be funny? If that's case you might > readjust your humor generator. > > Not that I should need to justify *anything* to you after a comment like > that, but perhaps it would occur to you that, if there's no problems, > then why bother to change them? Am I supposed to change tires "just > because", even though they don't leak and still have plenty of tread? > Am I supposed to change brake pads at certain intervals, even though > there's plenty of material left on them? Oh - and those balljoints, > they've got 200,000+ miles on them, but don't rattle. Should I change > those too, to avoid being labeled as "cheap" by the likes of you? > Gosh - that starter, it's started the car thousands of times, better > swap it out before it shows any signs of problems. The clutch went > 200K miles before it needed replacement. The O2 sensor is original. > Both of these are probably well beyond their design life, so I am > cheap for not replacing them to keep *you* happy? I don't think > so. > > In any case, you are certainly free not to buy a used car from me in > the future; I'm guessing that neither of us would enjoy dealing with > each other. > > With all due respect (and I mean that, sincerely,) > Dave Hinz >

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