Since the CEL was off (P0420 code is stored, not commanding the CEL on), took her in for inspection and passed. Wanted to get the o2 sensors replaced too.
Service writer came and showed me estimates for upstream and downstream o2 sensors before ordering them; he always comes and asks me beforehand which is why I like this place. $338 for the upstream, $67 for the downstream. I had them do the downstream. I can probably do the upstream myself if I work at it for a few days with PB Blaster. The downstream one is the one that'd be hard for me to get.
Other note on estimate paper said: "Front struts are leaking and rear are OE. Recommend replacement due to age and mileage." Service writer didn't mention it to me, I just read it on the paper.
Lol either they didn't see the KYB stickers on the struts or they're trying to BS. They never said anything about it so I guess they let it go. Highly doubt they're leaking enough to warrant replacing, they are almost brand new all the way around.
Total came to $222 for the inspection and sensor replacement.
Winter tires are on.
So Selene is going to need some springtime service. She's coming up on 150,000 miles, and it's been a while since I've given her attention lol. I should probably make a list so I'll just post it here.
- New front calipers, coated rotors and Akebono ceramic pads (part #ASP465)
- Painted drums and new pads/shoes
- Brake fluid flush
- Transmission fluid drain and fill
- Vent and purge valve solenoids
- Clean throttle body
- Clean intake manifold
- Clean fuel injectors
- New front wheel bearings
Selene has an appointment on Monday for other, more urgent things. I asked them to check out the popping sound in the front suspension, do an oil change, check the battery because it's been hard to start up, and the cruise control randomly shutting off which is probably just the brake switch. At this point I think the popping sound is the control arms. I'm gonna let them fight with those; I just know replacing those is going to be harder than it looks, if the sway bar links and struts are any indication of difficulty, lol.
I also told them that having them tighten the sway bar links did actually solve the squeaking problem. But the popping sound persisted.