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Yes. Several. 

You need stronger cuss words, maybe a torch and some big ez-outs. And 
if all else fails, a new crossover pipe. 

BTW there are two different locations on the crossover pipe where they 
put the O2 sensor, one is hard to get to for this work, and one is 

Dave S

--- 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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