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Old 01-02-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hi all
I should start by saying I know very little about cars. If it moved, that'll do!
I have a 2008 Peugeot 207 and yesterday started getting an 'anti pollution fault' message on the dashboard. Took it to the dealership today and they've said that I need;

Oxygen sensor
Thermostat housing
Mass air sensor

At total cost of 598.66

I admit, I was a little naive, bought the car 18 months ago and was told it only need servicing every 2 years. I have done a lot more miles than I thought - 20,000 in the past 2 years. Garage tells me the problems are my own fault because I should have had it serviced at 10,000.

Anyway...anyone have any idea what work like this should cost me? Dealership says if I don't get it fixed, I'll have a catastrophic engine failure before too long. Feel stupid!
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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Hi all
I should start by saying I know very little about cars. If it moved, that'll do!
I have a 2008 Peugeot 207 and yesterday started getting an 'anti pollution fault' message on the dashboard. Took it to the dealership today and they've said that I need;

Oxygen sensor
Thermostat housing
Mass air sensor

At total cost of 598.66

I admit, I was a little naive, bought the car 18 months ago and was told it only need servicing every 2 years. I have done a lot more miles than I thought - 20,000 in the past 2 years. Garage tells me the problems are my own fault because I should have had it serviced at 10,000.

Anyway...anyone have any idea what work like this should cost me? Dealership says if I don't get it fixed, I'll have a catastrophic engine failure before too long. Feel stupid!
I pretty much specialize in Peugeots and I can tell you that you are well and truly being ripped off here!

Oxygen Sensor................. 98:40
Mass Airflow Sensor........ 68:40
Thermostat inc Housing... 30:60

Now, that's 197:40 in parts.
Add, say, 15:00 for antifreeze plus no more than an hour's labour for doing the work and you can see what I mean!

Best Wishes.

Graham.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:54 AM   #3
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I pretty much specialize in Peugeots and I can tell you that you are well and truly being ripped off here!

Oxygen Sensor................. 98:40
Mass Airflow Sensor........ 68:40
Thermostat inc Housing... 30:60

Now, that's 197:40 in parts.
Add, say, 15:00 for antifreeze plus no more than an hour's labour for doing the work and you can see what I mean!

Best Wishes.

Graham.
Thank you for this! I did take it to an independent garage and they said much the same as you. In the end, it only needed the Mass oxygen bit and the whole thing including labour was 140. Whew!

Thank God for independent garages!
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It is a great kit and I highly recommend
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