I have a 2006 Mini Cooper and the service engine soon light has come on. The manual said that means my emission has deteriorated. What does that mean?

thornks
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Asked by thornks Dec 06, 2012 at 12:03 PM about the 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Kevin McLeaster
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You probably just need a new oxygen sensor.

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thornks
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Can you give me an idea of how much something like that runs and should I go to the dealer or can any mechanic put that on a Mini?

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Michael Branan
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You have two O2 sensors. One pre- and one post-cat. The Bosch variety runs $152 each at www.bavauto.com Also, get the tool and do it yourself. If you can remove a bolt, you change your oxygen sensor.

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Kevin McLeaster
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Agree fully with Michael. These can be hard to remove, though. A breaker bar and getting the car high enough for clearance and leverage may be necessary. Put high temperature anti - sieze on the threads of the new ones to prevent future difficulty.

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