Living la vida loca!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Took me all of about 2 hours to change the cat and lambda on the 64 and that was on axle stands, with no power tools and no previous experience. And I'm not necesarily all that good either!!
So you could do it from start to finish in less than an hour then?
You tell me how long it'll take and I'll pay you pro-rata if you like.....
and obviously if it's stuck and needs beating out that will come out of your time?
Methinks people who say it's only a case of un-screwing the old one should give it a go!
Reckon it's taken me at least an hour with feeding the cable down etc...on the three occasions (and sadly fourth coming up) that I have had to do it....
I agree that a lambda is not always going to be straight forward and also agree with comments about 'if you don't like the price, do it yourself' however, I can't help smiling at the thought of a trained mechanic spending an hour feeding a cable through as was your case. So just a tip for the next time you do this. Attach a cable puller to the connector end of the old cable before you pull it out from under the car. That way you can simply tie on the new cable to the puller and pull it up through. Thus, you will not have to spend an hour p-ssing about with the cable!!
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.