[DML] Re: LAMBDA/OXYGEN SENSOR PROBE
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[DML] Re: LAMBDA/OXYGEN SENSOR PROBE



The way to get it out is to heat it up to cherry red with an acetalyne
torch and remove it while it is still hot. Use an Eze-Out or some
other type of extractor if you have to. BTW most sensors come with
some type of anti-seize compound already on the threads. The washer is
a nice touch but not essential.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike clemens <rmclemns@...> wrote:
>
> While working under the engine of Josh's car, I noticed the ceramic
was chipped on the sensor so I decided to go ahead and replace it,
since it was one of those things that could have been affecting the
'hunting' idle.
> 
> I put the wrench on it, twisted CCW, and much to my surprise it
popped loose easily.  PO must have used never-seize, but that's asking
a bit much, since he never did anything correctly maintenace wise. 
After I get it out, I realize that he did not install a crush washer
and the threaded part is still in the exhaust pipe.  I had the sensor
in my hand and only the outermost threaded part is left in the pipe. 
Has anyone had this happen and how did you get it out?  I tried an
easy out, but it just won't budge.  I used PB Blaster, Corrosion X,
heat, and a few choice cuss words, nothing is working.
> 
> Mike   TPS   1630
>



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