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    New Trick I Used For O2 Sensor Replacement

    Today, I had the luxury of replacing the what looked like a 17-year-old oxygen sensor which seemed to be rust welded to the bung - uhhhhhh.

    Well, after hitting it with some penetrating juice (all I had was WD-40 in my personal garage), I let it sit for five minutes, and then I wiped the residual off with a shop towel. Of course, the thing didn't budge upon initial attempt to remove it. Before I became fully frustrated ending up with rounded edges on the old sensor, I decided to think like an engineer.

    The problem, I didn't want any rounded off edges on the O2.

    My solution, I took a 0.5" x 3.0" piece of 80 grit sand paper, wrapped the coarse portion around the hex nut portion of the O2 sensor, and then put a 7/8 wrench over the sand paper. 15 seconds later, after some applied muscle to the wrench, .

    I know. I know. Yes, they make O2 sensor tools, but this worked and was a lot cheaper.

    Peace.
    Last edited by Straight Success; 09-30-2020, 07:26 AM.
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      #3
      I'm pretty sure I'll pick one up as an addition to the tool box and the collection.

      I guess I was ultimately posting this for someone in a pinch.
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        #4
        you could also use a medium sized 8" vise grip and hit it with a hammer. That usually never fails when I have to resort to that tool, as long as you get it clamped down tight enough onto the nut or whatever it is you're removing.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Losiracer2 View Post
          you could also use a medium sized 8" vise grip and hit it with a hammer. That usually never fails when I have to resort to that tool, as long as you get it clamped down tight enough onto the nut or whatever it is you're removing.
          #noted. Thanks, K.
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