Hello fellow Bull owners,
I just finished a search in this forum - didn't really see my questions posted - anyway...
My Taurus does not idle very well when warm - it will stutter occationally. I was thinking of replacing the O2
sensors, as they were relatively cheap at Advance Auto (less than $45 each for Bosch) I had the head gasket replaced in the spring, as it blew big time. I did get the check engine light when the gasket blew, but it has been several months & no light.
1) My gas mileage is only 22 highway - used to get 26. Some of you always recommend to change the O2
sensors when the head gasket blows, but I'm not seeing codes - what's your opinion, worth my while to try to get better mileage? FYI - plugs changed at 30K & 60K; new wires, rotor & cap; new fuel filter; air filter OK, etc...
2) I was under the car tonight - how the hell do you get these out, especially the rear? I'm afraid if I buy these, I won't be able to get the old ones out. What is the technique?
3) I'm also getting a somewhat strong wiff of gas when I get out of the car & sometimes in the car itself - this could also be an issue with poor gas mileage - your thoughts, guesses or smart-a$$ comments are always welcome!