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post #1 of 20 Old Apr 15th, 2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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about to order Oxygen sensors from RockAuto..

hi...just found out i will be getting a nice income tax return so i figure i order 2 new oxygen sensors (and later 2 new Cam sensors..). I am on the RockAuto usa website and the NTK oxygen sensors are currently $43 & $53cnd. for the front and back with about $11 for shipping from usa to vancouver, canada. Checked Amazon and their prices are all over the place/too high...local parts stores in my city are always too pricey , so i guess i give RockAuto a try. Might order the new spark plug boots at $8.18 Each (NGK) .....unless anybody here can suggest a cheaper website or source for me.....welcome your info and help...Happy Easter to everyone..

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post #2 of 20 Old Apr 15th, 2017, 07:49 PM
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Hi Tony
Wrench monkey also has them. They would run you about 1.80 less for the two o2 sensors and 4 coil on plug boots. Prices are a bit higher but you get free shipping. Of course if you google for a rock auto coupon code, you can save 5% on your order which would make them cheaper by about 5 bucks. Either way about half the price at Can tire or someplace like NAPA would charge. Happy Easter to you as well.

For the discount you just enter the coupon code in the how did you hear about us box (below the shipping estimate section) before you go to the check out page.

https://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/rock-auto/

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thanks for all your helpful advice. I just ordered the two oxygen sensors and four spark plug boots...plus two led 194 bulbs (lol...LED fetish ehhhhh). April 27 th says i should receive my package. I spoke with my mechanic today about installing the oxygen sensors and he said no problem/easy/anytime . His labour rate is good and he has a ton of positive Google/Yelp reviews, plus he is one of my autoglass accounts who sends customers my way (such as today.). I dont feel like screwing around with the rear oxygen sensor or buying another tool, or having to reset some computer code...plus while my xtrail is in their shop i might get my rad flushed out and new coolant if the price is Right. Thanks again, merry happy Easter to you and everybody on this forum. (ps....i got the coupon code as you suggested....and there was nowhere on my order page to paste the code number...i scoured and looked all over....it didnt give me the option for a coupon....maybe because im from canada? or they discontinued coupons? dunno.....i just wish they were not collecting the canadian taxes..lol)
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Sorry to not be more precise, I couldn't figure it out either the first time I ordered from them. Its on the cart page before final check out, and as I said above ''in the how did you hear about us'' box (below the shipping estimate section).
For me its great because they only charge gst and no qst. And, the 5% discount pretty much eliminates the gst fee. So, in a way my orders become tax free. Wrench Monkey is not quite so great as they charge me the blended HST. Enjoy the day!
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hi Quadraria.....actually your your first reply on the coupon was fine ....it (the coupon cut & paste code Box) was nowhere to be found on the checkout page. Actually, nowhere i could find on the RockAuto website was there any offer of discount or coupon offer. Maybe they discontinued it or they offer it intermittently ? Anyways no biggie....on a happy not i just got a RockAuto email letting me know they have prepared my package and will ship monday-tuesday for a delivery date of April 26th. In the meantime i need to go somewhere like CND Tire ( ughhh) i buy a tube of dialectric grease for the new spark plug boots. Shame that they dont offer a much better and truer auto parts and accessory content, instead of being more a store for toasters and glow in the dark waffle makers . I'd love to see Cnd. Tire build just strictly automotive parts/service/accessories stand alone stores with a great website offering parts not available in stores.
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https://www.rockauto.com/help/?page=3#DISCOUNT

As I said you post it in the ''how did you here about us box''

And Canadian Tire has its own fully owned parts store--

http://www.partsource.ca/en.html

However they do sell dialectic grease at their regular stores. Its optional to use for your new coil boots, and my understanding is that if you do use it, apply it sparingly.

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hi..yes i misread your first reply about pasting the code directly into that ''how did you hear about us'' box.....like a goof i replied ''xtrail chat forum''....and thats why i never submitted the coupon code ! oh well.....And about the canadian tire comment i made....here in vancouver and the rest of BC, we either have small candian tires or big super centers....some have 3 floors of retail with the auto parts dept/service on the ground floor . Do you guys in Quebec/ontario have just strictly a canadian tire store that is all automotive ( and no housewares?) That is what i meant...hope y'all having a great easter monday.
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No Canadian Tires here have everything from fishing rods, to bathroom fixtures. Part Source stores are owned by Canadian Tire Corp and are strictly automotive stuff.
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i just looked up Part Source and they are in 5 provinces but nothing yet in british columbia. I thought maybe i could go over their website and maybe i could online order and ship parts to me in Vancouver but they request a postal code in the locations in the 5 provinces...plus i dont see anything about ''online/shipping'' orders. Shame, this is exactly what i was thinking about. We do have Lordco Auto Parts here and they are many locations, just nice when there are many competitors to comparrison shop and save a few dollars.
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my parts came in today from RockAuto in usa. I had ordered two oxygen sensors, 4 spark plug boots and 2 led 194 bulbs for the rear license plate lights. What a pain in butt just to change rear license bulb lights...the 4 screws that hold the fixture were all rusty and seized so i had to disassemble the plastic chrome surround (above license plate)..pop off interior rear hatch panel...drill out old hardened rusty screws, etc etc....but i was determined and i fix up everything like new, installed and tested new LED bulbs and put it all back together. Then i replaced the old spark plug boots with the new nkgs from rockauto...easy as pie. Last thing i wanted to do was swap out the front oxygen sensor for the new one....but the old one is seized on, i dont have proper size open wrench. I tred various things to try turn nut (except to spray with WD40) and i just got tired as i was working at my job earlier, has the front lawn to still mow..blah blah....leaving both oxy sensors for mechanic to do maybe next saturday...hoping he just has an easy time and charges me an hour . I'm going to get him to inspect other stuff under carriage so i dont mind paying for him to install.
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Do you guys in Quebec/ontario have just strictly a canadian tire store that is all automotive ( and no housewares?)
Yes and no. CT bought out Part Source (were they Part Source before?...hmmm) and pretty much off-loaded their parts counter to them. You can walk into a big retail CT and there is a parts counter, but if you want something other than a battery or tires, they'll look it up and send you to the nearest Part Source store. Kinda annoying when you have a service counter called "Parts", I don't even bother going in except to buy oil.

I've been using a chain called Benson Auto Parts with great results. They always seem to have 4-5 of any bizarre little part I want for good prices, kinda like Rock Auto. But no online catelog...you have to call.
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hi Mike, here in Metro Vancouver we have (besides cnd. tire) we have our own local stores of Vancouver Auto Parts, Lordco, Napa, Burnaby Auto Parts, Bumper to Bumper and numerous small independent parts shops. The issue is , as you know, is the XTrail was not sold in usa and often does not show up even on canadian parts websites or the local canadian autoparts shop will just have Nissan Altima 2.5 L ENGINE parts and engine fluids only. Often i may call up and inquire at one of the parts stores i listed here and get a non-enthusiastic reply of '' Oh, sorry bud, we got nothing showing for an XTrail here.''....and no help with suggestions or further customer service. That is why i love this Xtrail forum, the helpful advice and experience of friendly Xtrail owners sharing knowledge and online parts websites specific to our vehicle needs.
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02 sensors are a bugger to change without a torch. The heating/cooling cycle of the exhaust practically welds them into place. Any garage should be able to change them quickly, especially on the X-Trail. You don't even need a hoist.

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for the front oxygen sensor i was lying on my back on my driveway and it was easily reached, i just didnt have the correct size open end wrench. I may have one at work and if so, i wll attempt again...this time i will use a mini torch to apply some heat. The reason i mention paying a mechanic to do it if i still cannot remove the second attempt is that i would like my truck to go up on a hoist anyhow and have the mechanic do a visual inspection for other issues that i may not be aware of: leaks, worn down parts, check out any rust around cat converter,muffler pipes and so on. The mechanics i use are friendly and they can give me advise on repairs i can try and do myself or offer a timeline of when and if i should bother to repair/replace.
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on a positive note, the mechanic shop next door to my autoglass shop is willing to let his mechanic work on my vehicle on his own time off business hours....pay him cash and i save money, he makes a little extra for himself. The boss just paid to have him service tuneup a 1995 chevy astro van we use for a fraction of what a mechanical shop charges with taxes /labor rates.
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