Oxygen sensors


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anschmidt
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Oxygen sensors

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Can't find anything regarding routine replacement of Oxygen sensors on my 2008 GL1800. Is this something which needs periodic replacement, or only when it fails? Also, it looks like there are 2 sensors, one for each bank of cylinders; are the part numbers the same, or different?
I am not having any issues, nor error codes


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MikeB
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Re: Oxygen sensors

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If it is not broken, you do not need to fix it. There is no preventive maintenance for O2 sensors on any vehicle that I know of. Your experience may be different.
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Re: Oxygen sensors

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O2 sensors do go bad. they will become "lazy" to switch, their heaters go bad, they get contaminated by additives. they can be checked by a mechanic with a diagnostic computer plugged into the data port. they can be checked with a dvom for heater and resistance but not for the switching or their accuracy.
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