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May 21, 2004

Proudly Financing Tex's Empire Since Last Month

I swear, if Tex Earnhardt's children were still in college, I'd be putting them through it. Three weeks, three visits to Earnhardt's. Oh joy and rapture.

It seems like every time I blink, someone wants to replace the oxygen sensor in the Jeep, too. No matter where it goes, it only takes a few visits before I'm informed the O2 sensor has gone to crap. At $60, it's one of the cheaper parts on the vehicle (which is a nice change from $400 neutral safety switches, $300 window regulators [which is the only option when a $2 plastic guide rail breaks], and $250 A/C switch panels).

Now the service advisor is telling me the techs think I'll still need a new catalytic converter after this. I'm taking it to another garage for a second opinion before I dive into that one. I'd much rather pass emissions and ignore the cat. Cheaper that way. But if I fail the test again, of course, that's pretty much the only piece left to be replaced. Damnable automotive technology!

Posted by Colin at May 21, 2004 12:25 PM

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