Hello to all friends and fellow W210 owners. I just thought I would post this in case it might help someone. My car threw a CEL yesterday and the dealer worked me in quickly. So, these are the charges for what it cost me for the job at my dealer in West Virginia. The invoice states the following:
A CLIENT STATES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON
03 SEE TECH STORY
1 003-153-28-28 POSITION SEN
PARTS: 169.00 LABOR 101.00 OTHER 0.00 TOTAL LINE A 270.00
97168 PERFORMED SHORT TEST FOUND CODES P00F-008, P2034-008, FOR
CRANK SENSOR AND FOR RF 02 SENSOR BEFORE KAT, REPLACED CRANK SENSOR, O2 SENSOR IS NOT IN STOCK 1.0
B COMPLIMENTARY HAND WASH AND VACUUM
PARTS: O.OO LABOR 0.OO OTHER 0.00 TOTAL LINE B 0.00
My symptoms were a hard to start after driving a short distance after it started right up on a cold morning (~35 F). It started but then then threw a check engine light. Luckily it started this morning and I made it to the dealer.
I bit the bullet and had them order the O2 sensor and set an appointment to have that installed early next week. I figured at 97,000+ miles all are due but I don't have the money to replace all four at this time.
Lastly, the teck erased the CEL and I drove home. The CEL did not come back on. I'm wondering if I can limp by for a time without replacing that 02 sensor? Since it was a special order, and the parts guy trusts me to show up and pay for it later, I am committed so I will do the right thing and keep the service appointment. But just for kicks, I was wondering what my friends on here think about that.
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LOL, for $270? The total job will be something like $500. They give me a 10% discount that the service write forgot to apply to today's invoice but I will get that back. Plus the 10% off parts/labor for the O2 sensor. After all is said and done, I'm still into them for $500! Luckily, I have the money right now.
I love your tolerance MM.
For some people, even if then know how to do the job, not getting their hands dirty is worth $100 to start with.
I was tempted with $39 oil changes for long time, but abounded the idea after hearing too many horror stories about stripped plugs, filter caps, wrong fluids put in wrong places and so on.
Still car detailing and vacuuming cost over $100 where I live.
musikmann, I will defer the O2 sensor replacement until the code CEL comes back once again. The bad CPS may plays a role to throw that O2 code. Like the P0120 code comes up with the P2034. I am not worry about my pedal position sensor until that code comes consistently. You are a long time reader in this site, give yourself the courage and confidence and save that money for our next brew.
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