1997 bmw 7 series

Hello i have a question…..i recently bought a used 1997 bmw 7 series 162,358 miles from a guy i work with. He told me the only problem is the o2 sensor and he said he drove the car like that for about a year becuase he forgot to change it out. How long can i drive before it starts causing major problems? Can i run my air conditioning? Money is tight wondering if i should get this fixed asap. Thanks

2 thoughts on “1997 bmw 7 series”

  1. Ultimately you can drive the car forever without changing the O2 Sensor. However, if the o2 sensor that is bad is one of the front two it may have a direct result in your fuel mileage. If it is one of the back 2 sensors, it will not change anything to do with the drive-ability of the vehicle as they are there for emissions only.

    The Air Conditioning has nothing to do with O2 Sensors, use it if you got it.

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